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Drivers identified in fatal I-20 crash
Motorcyclist taken to Grady after collision that kills passenger
Interstate 20
Interstate 20 covers 202 miles in Georgia with Social Circle in the midpoint. - photo by David Clemons

COVINGTON, Ga. — State troopers are continuing their investigation into the wreck that killed a woman on Interstate 20 on Easter.

No charges have been filed, although a crash report obtained Friday said the driver of a motorcycle was following a car too closely.

Troopers previously said 53-year-old Susan F. Smith, of Winder, died in the crash. She was a passenger on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The operator of the motorcycle was 53-year-old George Michael Smith, of Conyers. Troopers said the Harley was following another vehicle too closely and George Smith was blinded by a glare at 7:44 p.m. April 1.

Susan Smith was thrown from the motorcycle and into the roadway on impact between the motorcycle and a 2000 Toyota Camry driven by 27-year-old Christopher Robert Harris, of Lawrenceville.

Susan Smith then was dragged by a third vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 40-year-old Lathoshia Shevell Collins, of Augusta.

Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis pronounced Susan Smith dead at the scene at 8:25 p.m.

George Smith was injured and flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. The hospital does not release patients’ condition reports.

Harris had one passenger, and Collins had four passengers. The drivers and passengers were not injured.

A spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Public Safety said criminal charges are possible in the crash.

The crash occurred about 2 miles east of the John R. Williams Highway (Georgia 142) exit. Westbound lanes of I-20 were shut down for four hours and traffic was rerouted onto U.S. 278 and Georgia 11.