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FedEx Driver Tragically Killed in an Accident on I-285 in DeKalb County, Georgia

May 02, 2022

DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA - According to an accident story posted on, a FedEx driver and his dog were tragically killed in a Saturday morning accident on I-285 North in DeKalb County, Georgia.*

The DeKalb Fire Rescue reported that the truck left the road and crashed into a tree. Accident investigators are not certain what called driver to swerve off the interstate. The FedEx driver was not identified at the time of the news story. 

According to the DeKalb County fire service, FedEx truck caught on fire and fueled the truck fire, and made it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire. The first responders closed down traffic lanes along I-285 North in the area of the crash. 

The DeKalb County Police reported that the crash occurred at around 2:00 in the morning.  Law enforcement officers reached the accident that was located on I-285 Northbound near Highway 78. As the officers arrived at the accident scene they found two motor vehicles and a tractor-trailer had been in a severe accident. The tractor-trailer truck had left the road and then burst into fire, prior to the driver and his dog were able to exit the truck. The cause of the motor vehicle accident is currently under investigation. Police are investigating the cause of the accident. The Georgia Department of Transportation's traffic cameras show that one traffic lane was opened to permit traffic. 

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