1 killed in crash on I-20 that shut down road for 6 hours

One person was killed in a multivehicle crash on I-20 East in DeKalb County that shut down the interstate for more than six hours Thursday morning, officials said.

The crash at about 2:38 a.m. involved seven to nine vehicles and occurred just before the I-285 interchange, DeKalb police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer told

Six or seven people were injured and taken to local hospitals. 

The identity of the victim has not been released, and the cause of the crash is under investigation, Spencer said.

“I think there’s little doubt that this crash ... (is) a result of driving on wet pavement as the remnants of Michael come through metro Atlanta,” Traffic Center reporter Mark Arum said.

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All outbound I-20 traffic was forced off at Columbia Drive. All lanes reopened shortly before 9 a.m., Arum said.


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