According to police, the driver of an Isuzu box truck was traveling westbound when his left front tire blew out, causing him to lose control and crash into two other cars. The truck came to a stop on the left shoulder, but remained partially in the travel lane, Delk said.
Moments later, a man driving a silver Toyota Corolla crashed into the back of the truck. The driver of the Corolla, later identified as 38-year-old Phu-Long Pham, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of another car that was struck by the Isuzu was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to police.
Traffic was forced to get by in the far right lane, causing major delays in the area, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported. Lanes started reopening shortly after 4 p.m.
All lanes are now OPENING here but it's going to take a while to shake out the delays on I-285/wb (Outer Loop) between GA-400 and I-75. #ATLtraffichttps://t.co/Wjz7L4bxvC