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Interstate 59 was shut down for several hours last Friday following two separate wrecks. The first wreck occurred around 8 a.m. when a westbound car crossed the medium and was struck by an eastbound vehicle. Four vehicles were involved in the accident, which claimed the lives of a Wisconsin woman and a Scottsboro, Ala., woman.
 
The second wreck happened after traffic backed up on I–59 following the first accident. A Dade County man rear–ended a tractor-trailer near the Slygo exit and had to be airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center.
 
A tragic four car wreck on I-24 at the Wildwood exit Friday morning claimed two lives and sent two to the hospital with serious injuries.

Around 8 a.m. Friday morning a westbound Mustang crossed the median and was t-boned by an east bound Chevy Trailblazer.

The driver of the Mustang Audrey Bruneo, 52, of Kenosha, Wis., died in the crash. The Trailblazer, driven by Sandra Chitwood of Trenton, was seriously injured and remains in the hospital recovering from several broken ribs, a broken sternum and a tear in her spleen.

The Mustang was then hit by a Nissan Altima driven by Brooke Cole, 43, of Scottsboro, Ala., who also died at the scene.

A Jeep Patriot was struck by the Nissan and overturned, trapping the driver, Belinda Griffith, 50, of Flat Rock, Ala., inside.

Fire and rescue units from North Dade and Trenton responded to the scene to assist medical personnel and to extricate victims of the crash.

The interstate was closed for several hours as the Georgia State Patrol investigated and the scene was cleared.

As the scene of the I -24 crash was being cleared another accident occurred on I-59 just north of the Slygo exit.

Chuck Mooneyham was traveling north when he rear-ended an 18-wheeler that was stopped in traffic. The impact was so severe that the entire right side of the cab of his Chevy Silverado was under the rear of the 18-wheeler.

Mooneyham was flown to Erlanger by LifeForce and remains in ICU recovering from serious injuries.

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