Trucker Charged In Fiery I-75 Crash That Killed 4 Motorists
Henry County, Georgia – A truck driver is now facing numerous charges after police say he caused the deaths of four motorists in a fiery crash last Thursday along I-75.
On Monday, authorities announced 39-year-old truck driver Mohabe McCoy of Euclid, Ohio, has been charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle, a misdemeanor, improper turn and driving too fast for conditions.
McCoy was taken into custody last Thursday night after being treated and released from a hospital near where the crash occurred.
He is being held in the Henry County Jail on Monday in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
Authorities also announced the identities of the victims.
The deceased are Jose Ibarra Yanez, 42, Dublin; Juana Adaliris Ortiz-Martinez, 31, Dublin; Jaime Sanchez, 26, Dublin; and Fermin Sanchez, 20, Dublin.
Ibarra Yanez was the driver of the pickup.
The tragic scene unfolded on May 16 at approximately 12:15 p.m. along northbound I-75 at milepost 216.
McCoy failed to stop his tractor-trailer for slowing traffic and plowed into the back of a Chevy pickup truck pulling a trailer of pine straw.
The big rig then pushed the pickup truck into the back of another tractor-trailer, which was directly in front and already slowed, causing the pickup to be crushed between the two rigs.
The collision sparked a fire which then engulfed the pickup and McCoy’s tractor-trailer.
Video of the crash has also emerged showing what happened in the moments leading up to the fatal collision.
WATCH below… viewer discretion is advised.
McCoy is scheduled to appear in Magistrate Court again at 8:30 a.m. on June 25.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to follow this story.