Rome woman killed in wreck on I-75

January 5, 2022–11:34 a.m.


A Floyd County woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash involving two tractor-trailers and a passenger car on I-75 Wednesday morning.

The wreck occurred at 4:22 a.m. near the Main Street exit in Cartersville and closed two of the four northbound lanes for several hours.  

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by 24-year old Blanca Estela Arteaga of Rome struck the rear of a 1995 Freightliner tractor-trailer.

After the impact, the Freightliner came to a controlled rest off the roadway.

The Camry stopped in the right northbound lane, with its lights not functioning, and was struck from behind by a 2018 Freightliner.

This second impact caused both vehicles to travel across the northbound lanes of the interstate into the median.

Arteaga suffered fatal injuries. 

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