One person is dead and another is at a local hospital after flames from a tractor-trailer crash spread to a Bartow County home early Tuesday, officials said. The tractor-trailer was heading northbound on U.S. 411 when it hit a car stalled with mechanical problems, Bartow County fire battalion chief Sandy Turner said. “The truck did run off the side of the road through the fence, struck a power pole and then struck a tree,” he said. The driver was killed, and the incident sparked a fire near Industrial Park
Road that spread to the house as well as an unoccupied pickup truck.
Both the house and the truck were a total loss, Turner said. The driver of the car taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, he said.
U.S. 411 was blocked until 12:30 p.m.
411 back open
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