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One dead after fire from tractor trailer crash spreads to home

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CARTERSVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a chain-reaction crash which sparked a fire, destroying three vehicles and a home near Cartersville Tuesday morning.

The crash happened near the intersection of Industrial Park Road and Highway 411 around 6:30 a.m. 

According to Bartow County Sheriff's Office Captain Brad Cochran, the tractor trailer struck a car that had broken down on the shoulder of the highway. The impact sent the tractor trailer off the road. It smashed through a fence and struck a utility pole and a tree. The impact sparked a fire that quickly spread because of a fuel leak to a nearby home.

A man inside the home was able to make it out unharmed before flames engulfed the home. The home was destroyed, along with the man's pickup truck, which had been parked near the home.

The driver of the tractor trailer, later identified as 48 year-old Roderick Eubanks, died at the scene. Paramedics rushed the driver of the broken-down car to an area hospital with severe injuries. He was later identified as 55 year-old Benjamin Zarzana.

Highway 411 remained shut down for several hours as crews cleared the scene.

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