It was a typical Sunday on I-75 in Campbell County with lots of summer traffic.  Tragically, typical came to an abrupt end when a van loaded with an out-of-state family rammed into the back of a slowing 18-wheeler.

The above photo was provided by Rebecca Bachman’s sister Karen.  Thank you.  L-R Daniel, Jake, Becky, and Lauren Bachman 

A mother from Georgia and two of her children were pronounced dead at the scene when the 2014 Dodge Caravan 42-year old Rebecca Bachman was driving slammed into the rear of a big rig.  Bachman and her 13-year old son Daniel were in the front seat with 15-year old Lauren in a second row seat.  All three perished likely upon impact.

Ten-year old Jake Bachman had to be cut out of the van by First Responders from his third row seat.  He was airlifted to a Knoxville hospital.

Hoschton, Georgia, is the hometown of the Bachmans.  The tiny town is in northeast Georgia.

The 2007 Kenworth was driven by 47-year old Crystal Nagel of Florence, Kentucky.  Nagel was not injured.  The truck was loaded with food products.

Every person involved in the crash was wearing a safety belt.  THP Trooper Steven Ward writes in his report that wearing the safety restraints made no difference.

Ward outlines that both vehicles were traveling southbound on I-75 in Campbell County near Exit 141.  The 18-wheeler slowed for traffic, coming to a stop when the van made contact with the back of the trailer of the truck.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/09/2018-12:45PM)


5 Replies to “Georgia family dies in Sunday crash”

  1. My heart goes out to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. Such a horrible tragedy.

  2. So sad prayers for that family and most the child that’s still recovering from the accident and over loss of family prayers for all involved

  3. So sorry for losses. May God give your remaining family peace and comfort. God bless.

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