Georgia man identified as victim in fatal crash

Posted at 5:49 AM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 19:12:38-04

A Georgia man has been identified as the victim in a fatal semi-truck crash that occurred at approximately 3:09 a.m. on eastbound I-84 near milepost 63 on April 21st, 2016.

Justin Whitlock, 25, of La Fayette, Georgia and Michael Horne, 47, of Resaca, Georgia were headed eastbound in a 2016 Freightliner pulling a single box trailer.

The Freightliner went off the left should of the road and overturned in the median.

Whitlock was transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

Horne died from his injuries at the scene of the crash.

A notification has been made to the family.  It is unknown if either occupant was wearing their seatbelt.  The eastbound left lane was blocked for approximately five hours while crews worked to clear the crash scene.