On Saturday night, a couple of accidents on I-75 in southern Bartow County shut down the interstate and injured several people.

At 8:52, Georgia State Troopers went to investigate a two-vehicle crash on I-75 southbound near mile marker 281 (about two miles south of the Allatoona Road exit in Emerson) involving a white 2023 Kenworth CMV car hauler and a black 2015 Audi A6.

The CMV was in the right lane when the Audi’s right front struck its left rear. The impact caused the Audi driver to lose control and pass the CMV car hauler in the middle lane before striking the right guardrail face.

The impact on the guardrail caused the front passenger to get ejected.

Troopers determined that the driver was under the influence.

First responders transported both passengers of the Audi to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Due to the extensive debris field, the two left lanes were closed for approximately 60 minutes.

Emerson Police worked another crash that closed all lanes. We will share more information when we have it.