- 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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