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By Tim Stelloh

Thirteen people were hospitalized Sunday after an accident involving more than two dozen vehicles on an interstate north of Atlanta, officials told NBC News.

Traffic is backed up on Interstate 75 north of Atlanta after an accident involving 27 to 30 vehicles Sunday.Georgia Department of Transportation

The victims were ages 11 to 61, said Brad Cothran, a spokesman with the Bartow County Department of Emergency Medical Services. Injuries included everything from minor neck pain to a hip fracture, he said, adding that there were no deaths.

Cothran said it appeared that a brief but severe storm was behind the accident, which occurred about oughly 5 p.m. ET on I-75 northwest of Atlanta.

Cothran said 27 vehicles were involved in the crash. Karlene Barron, a spokeswoman with the Georgia Transportation Department, said that 30 vehicles were involved, including two tractor-trailers.

NBC station WXIA of Atlanta reported that the National Traffic Safety Board has been called in to investigate.