Tractor-trailer overturns on I-285 in DeKalb, killing driver

The driving force of a tractor-trailer was killed when it overturned on I-285 East in DeKalb County on the high of Friday morning’s commute.

The one-vehicle crash was reported at round 6:45 a.m. on the outer loop of the Perimeter at Bouldercrest Highway, or exit 51, in keeping with DeKalb police. It shut down all eastbound lanes and brought about main site visitors delays for hours.

Police stated the massive rig left the highway and overturned, resulting in the motive force having to be extricated. He was then rushed to a hospital, the place he was pronounced useless. His title was not launched.

Lanes started reopening round 7:40 a.m. and had been totally open by 9 a.m, however site visitors remained jammed for at the least one other hour.

Authorities stated the crash stays beneath investigation.

On the peak of the delays, site visitors on the eastbound Perimeter stretched to simply earlier than Jonesboro Highway in Fulton County. Westbound site visitors was additionally affected. Delays there prolonged to Flat Shoals Highway.

The closure additionally brought about jams on I-675, with backups that stretched to Anvilblock Highway in Clayton County.

— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Structure for updates.

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