Tractor-Trailer Crashes on I-285 in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GA. – According to a news story reported online at 11alive.com, a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 285 January 28 in Atlanta, Georgia. The cause of the accident is not yet known, and reports did not say whether the tractor-trailer driver or anyone else was injured in the accident.*
The crash happened early in the morning on January 28, but it is not clear exactly what time. A tractor-trailer was traveling east on Interstate 285 and apparently tried to exit onto Interstate 75 North. On the exit ramp, the tractor-trailer somehow crashed and ended up flipping over the ramp.
Authorities arrived to find the tractor-trailer overturned and spilling diesel fuel. It is not clear at this time what caused the driver of the tractor-trailer to crash on the ramp. It appears he or she might have lost control for unknown reasons. Police did not indicate whether they suspected any factors that contributed to the accident.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not identified, and reports did not say whether he or she was injured in the wreck. It is not clear if anyone else was riding in the truck at the time. It does not appear that any other vehicles were involved.
Following the accident, the I-75 North ramp from I-285 East was closed down. This allowed crews to move the tractor-trailer and begin cleaning the fuel spill. The ramp reopened after a short period of time, but I-75 still experienced major delays that affected the Monday morning rush hour.
Authorities are still in the process of investigating this wreck, an no further information has been reported at this time.
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