One wreck killed a 51-year-old man who was driving a 2002 International straight truck at 4:14 p.m. when he failed to slow down in a single-lane construction zone and struck a 2015 Volvo.
The impact of that wreck caused the Volvo to slam into the back of a 2002 Crew semi-trailer driven.
The Volvo and the semi had both slowed for congestion in the construction zone, police said.
The driver of the Volvo and semi were taken by ambulance to area hospitals.
A second wreck occurred when a 2013 Freightliner semi slammed into the back of a 2010 Honda.
After the impact from that contact forced the Honda into the median, the Freightliner's trailer swung around and clipped a 2000 Freightliner.
All drivers were hospitalized.
Source: The Effingham Daily News