Five-year-old hospitalized after car hits tractor trailer on I-75

Posted at 11:04 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 07:12:19-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - A 5-year-old has been hospitalized for head injuries after a camper detached from a car, causing that car to hit a tractor trailer. 

The Georgia State Patrol says that the crash happened Thursday morning at mile marker-18 in Lowndes County.

A 2006 Lincoln Navigator towing a camper trailer, driven by 46-year-old Shawn Losie of Apollo Beach, FL was traveling north on I-75 in the left lane. A 2005 Freightliner tractor trailer, driven 25-year-old Jesus Aguilar of Fontana, CA was also traveling north on I-75 in the middle lane.

GSP says Losie lost control of his car when the camper he was towing began to weave back and forth. They say his car crossed into the middle northbound lane where his trailer became detached.

The trailer then overturned into the left northbound lane.

Troopers say Aguilar swerved to the right lane to avoid hitting Losie. However, the Losie's car ended up traveling into the right lane where it hit Aguilar's Freightliner in the front.

Losie and his front seat passenger, 41-year-old Christina Losie of Apollo Beach, FL both sustained minor injuries.

A five-year-old boy in Losie’s vehicle sustained a head injury and was transported to South Georgia Medical Center by ambulance.

Aguilar was not injured.

Troopers do not suspect any alcohol or drugs to be a contributing factor in this crash.

I-75 was closed for approximately one hour but has since been re-opened.

Losie was issued a warning for failure to maintain lane.