One person was killed in a series of crashes that shut down the outer loop of the Perimeter on Monday morning.
Multiple vehicles were involved in three separate accidents at Church Street just before 4 a.m., according to DeKalb County police. In the third and final wreck, a box truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the box truck was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer told Channel 2 Action News. He was identified by the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office as 52-year-old Roberto Aguirre Salgado of Jonesboro.
All northbound lanes of I-285 were blocked south of U.S. 78 while authorities were on scene. During the three-hour shutdown, authorities were diverting traffic off the interstate at Memorial Drive.
Lanes were reopened just before 7 a.m., but traffic was heavy between I-20 and U.S. 78 throughout the morning drive, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
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