Georgia State Troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Adairsville.  According to preliminary reports, the crash occurred June 28, 2023, at approximately 12:44 pm.  Troopers responded to a single-vehicle fatality crash involving a tractor-trailer hauling a yellow CAT 336GC excavator on I-75 northbound near mile marker 307 in Bartow County.

The investigation revealed that the driver experienced a tire failure which caused the vehicle to leave the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle continued through the guardrail, down an embankment, and struck a billboard support pole.

The driver was deceased on the scene. 

GSP public information officers say the driver had not been identified at this time of the report.