At approximately 6:25 a.m. on 2/4/16, the Lamar County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a single vehicle accident on I-75 southbound at the 200 mile marker. The vehicle hit the guardrail and came to rest in the northbound lanes of I-75. Officers responding to the scene arrived at approximately 6:34 a.m. Contact was made with the driver and occupant of the vehicle who were checked by emergency personnel at the scene. Neither occupant received any injuries.
Upon further investigation, officers found containers with possible hazardous materials inside which raised suspicions of a possible mobile Meth lab. At this time, Sheriff Brad White expressed extreme concern for the motoring public. The Lamar County Sheriff's Office quarantined the area and contacted the GBI HAZMAT and EOD officers for assistance securing the suspected hazardous materials. The GBI HAZMAT and EOD officers arrived and properly secured, removed and transported the suspected hazardous materials away from the scene.
Sheriff Brad White expresses his regret for any inconvenience experienced by the motoring public for delays which occurred during the closing of I-75 northbound.