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Tire blowout causes I-20 crash
Passenger hurt in single-car crash Tuesday
I-20 near Social Circle. - photo by File Photo

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — Both lanes of Interstate 20 were blocked Tuesday after a tire blew out on a car, causing it to roll over on the highway.

State troopers said the westbound vehicle had a blowout on a rear tire, causing the driver to lose control, strike the guardrail and overturn.

It happened at 2:12 p.m., about 2 miles east of the Stanton Springs Parkway exit.

Westbound lanes were shut down until 2:27 p.m., and there was a partial lane closure on eastbound I-20 until 2:30 to make way for a response by fire crews.

The passenger was trapped and had to be extricated, troopers said. The passenger, who was not identified, was airlifted to WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.