The driver of a Hyundai was killed early Friday in a collision on the ramp from I-285 East to I-75 South, Cobb police said.
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation

Woman killed in fiery crash that blocked Cobb Cloverleaf for hours

A Fairburn woman was killed in a fiery crash that caused backups on the Cobb Cloverleaf for hours early Friday.

Just before 6 a.m., a blue 2016 Mazda 3 and a black 2018 Hyundai Tucson were traveling east on I-285 East, Cobb police spokeswoman Sydney Melton said in a news release. The Mazda was in the third lane, and the Hyundai was to the right of it.

As the Mazda prepared to exit onto I-75 South, the Hyundai switched lanes and the vehicles collided, according to police. The Hyundai lost control and entered the grassy median between I-285 East and the I-75 South exit ramp before crashing into a tree and catching fire.

The driver of the Hyundai, identified as 38-year-old Crystal Davis, was trapped inside of the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, Melton said.

The driver of the Mazda was not injured. No charges have been filed in the deadly crash.

The ramp from I-285 East to I-75 South did not reopen until just before 9:15 a.m., the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported.  

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.

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