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Seven hurt, five kids ejected in car crash on I-75 in Byron

UPDATE 12/26/15 12:44 P.M.:

Lt. Bryan Hunter with the Byron Police Department says three children are still in critical condition. He said there is no other information available on the other victims at this time.


UPDATE 12/26 5:15 AM: According to Byron police, all lanes are open on I-75 Northbound. They re-opened shortly after midnight. There is no further information at this time on the cause of the crash or status of the children. 


One lane has re-opened on I-75 Northbound near Exit 149 in Byron, as police continue to clear a one-vehicle accident that ejected five children and injured two adults Friday night. 

According to Peach County dispatch, the first call about the accident came in around 9:35 p.m. Friday. Byron Police Captain Bill Lavendar said five children between the ages of 3 and 11, who were not wearing seat belts, were ejected from the vehicle.

All seven crash victims were taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, where six are listed in critical condition.

Peach County Sheriff's dispatchers had initially told 13 WMAZ the accident involved multiple cars, but Lavendar later said only one car crashed, but other cars stopped alongside the road to help the victims.



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