Both drivers were dead when police responded about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

2 dead in wrong-way crash on Downtown Connector

Two drivers were killed Sunday morning in a wrong-way crash on the Downtown Connector, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Their vehicles collided in the northbound lanes near University Avenue about 7 a.m., according to Atlanta police. Both drivers were dead when officers arrived on scene.

Their names have not been released.

“The preliminary investigation indicates a red Dodge Charger was traveling south in the northbound lanes when it struck a gray Ford F-150 truck,” police Sgt. John Chafee told Channel 2.

A passenger in the Ford was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Their condition was unknown Monday.

The connector was shut down for nearly three hours while authorities were on scene.


 

Lanes did not reopen until 10:30 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.


 

The crash remains under investigation, Chafee said. 

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