Four people were killed in a fiery crash at 2:30 this moming on I-75 near Valdosta, when a car and a Penske rental truck collided. The rental truck collided with one vehicle, then came to rest on top of a third vehicle, according to Mike Morris in the AJC.
The fire was so intense that law enforcement officers were initially unable to even identify the make and model of the car under the truck.
When that vehicle burst into flames moments after impact, the occupants were burned beyond recognition. Four bodies were transported to the State Crime Lab in Atlanta for autopsy and identification.
The driver of the Penske truck was not seriously injured.
There are no words to describe the pain of massive burns. Only screams from the depths of the soul can begin to express that pain. On a pain scale from 0 to 10, it rates about 10,000.
Ken Shigley is a trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia who has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale), and is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy,. Mr. Shigley has extensive experience representing parties in trucking and bus accidents, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury and burn injury cases. Currently he is Treasurer of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.