State patrol: 4th person dies after Ga. wrecks

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Emergency workers and firemen are at he scene of a pile up on Interstate 16 near Jeffersonville, Ga., Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013.   More than two dozen vehicles collided in a fiery pileup on the foggy Georgia interstate on Wednesday morning, killing at least three people and leaving several others hurt, officials said.  (AP Photo/The Macon Telegraph, Woody Marshall)

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MONTROSE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a fourth person has died after a morning pileup on a foggy Georgia interstate.

The Georgia State Patrol said Wednesday that a fourth person was found dead in the wreckage.

Nine others were taken to a hospital, all but one of whom were treated and released.

Laurens County EMS Director Terry Cobb says at least six vehicles were still on fire when crews arrived. The state patrol says there were four separate crashes involving 27 vehicles.

Officials said poor visibility likely played a big part. One forecaster says visibility was less than a quarter-mile in some areas Wednesday morning.

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