Driver cited in crash with overturned box truck

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Driver cited in crash with overturned box truck

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JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
An overturned box truck on I-75 North at Central Avenue caused heavy delays between Clayton County and downtown Atlanta early Monday, authorities said.
  • Story Highlights
  • Three vehicles were involved in the crash.
  • The driver of one of the vehicles was given a citation on a charge of making an improper lane change.
  • The truck driver was taken to a local hospital, police said.

A driver was cited after a three-vehicle crash that temporarily shut down all lanes of I-75 North in Clayton County early Monday and led to heavy delays heading into downtown Atlanta.

Just before 6 a.m., “a vehicle was attempting to negotiate a lane change when it struck another vehicle, causing it to strike the box truck,” Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said.

The truck overturned, and the driver was taken to a local hospital. No one else was injured.

Officials blocked the interstate at Central Avenue just as the morning commute got underway.  That created backups that did not subside until 9:30 a.m.

At one point, the trip time from Mt. Zion Boulevard to I-285 was 110 minutes, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

The driver of the first vehicle was given a citation on a charge of making an improper lane change, Marbury said.

The truck driver’s condition was not available.

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