In the downtown collision, a driver was hit and killed after making an abrupt stop on the interstate and getting out of a car, according to Atlanta police. Two other vehicles hit the car, which then slid into the victim.
The victim, whose name was not released, was dead at the scene. The other drivers are not expected to be charged, police spokesman Investigator James White said.
The crash shut down the southbound connector from about 12:15 a.m. to 3:40 a.m. All lanes were blocked at times, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
Two people were killed in the crash on the Perimeter. A wrong-way driver hit another vehicle head on near the Bolton Road ramp, White said.
Neither driver survived. They were identified by Channel 2 Action News as Abdullah Muhammad Jr., 28, of Cobb County, and Pa Madou Kah, 50, of Washington state.
The investigation and resulting six-hour shutdown caused major delays through Cobb and Fulton counties before it was cleared, the Traffic Center reported.
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