Driver ejected from SUV in deadly I-85 crash

Updated Dec 13, 2017
Channel 2 Action News
Fairburn police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a driver and shut down southbound lanes of I-85 South near Senoia Road for hours.

A driver who was ejected from his SUV in a two-vehicle crash on I-85 South has died, Fairburn police said.

Officers were dispatched to the scene near Senoia Road just before 5 a.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, a Chevrolet Tahoe was overturned, Deputy Chief Anthony Bazydlo said.

The 38-year-old driver was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died, Bazydlo said.

The other driver, who rode in a GMC pickup truck, was not injured.

There were no passengers or other injuries in the crash.

The incident shut down southbound lanes of I-85 for nearly three hours. Lanes started to reopen at 7:45 a.m.

The scene cleared about 10:15 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

“As the investigation continues and evidence continues to be gathered,” he said, “any charging decision will be made at the conclusion of the investigation.” 

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