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Tragic, Deadly Car Accident on I-85 in Gwinnett County, Georgia

January 14, 2022

GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA - According to a news article published on, a fatal car accident occurred along Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.* The deadly accident caused law enforcement to shut down four of five northbound traffic lanes on I-85 this past Wednesday afternoon.

According to law enforcement investigators, several motor vehicles were involved in a fatal accident along I-85, north of McGinnis Ferry Road. The accident report states that a pick-up truck allegedly rear-ended another vehicle, causing a passenger's death. Law enforcement officers urged motorists to avoid Interstate-85 at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

The report states that SKY FOX 5 passed over the accident scene and reported a multi-vehicle crash had shut down traffic along I-85 northbound in most traffic lanes. Considerable traffic delays extended south of Sugarloaf Parkway, according to the news report.

The Gwinnett County Police Department stated that law enforcement officers helped Georgia State Patrol with the multi-vehicle accident investigation. I-285's traffic lanes were reopened at around seven in the evening. Law enforcement announced that the crash was cleared and reopened all traffic lanes. The fatal motor vehicle crash is currently under investigation. No criminal charges were reported at this time. No further details were provided at the time of this article's posting. 

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