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Early Morning Accident on I-285 Leaves One Dead in DeKalb County

May 18, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA – According to an online news article published by, a 52-year-old box truck driver suffered fatal injuries in an early morning accident on I-285.*

Shortly before 4:00 a.m. on May 13, 2019, multiple accidents near Church Street on I-285 shut down all northbound lanes south of U.S. 78 for approximately three hours, diverting traffic off the interstate at Memorial Drive.  Traffic reopened around 7:00 a.m., making the rush hour morning commute a slow and busy drive.

According to the DeKalb County Police, three separate accidents around Church Street on I-285 led to the eventual highway closures.  Details of the first two accidents are unknown.  As such, it is unclear whether anyone sustained injuries in these two accidents.  The third and final accident, however, was deadly.

Authorities report that in the third accident, a box truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer.  The 52-year-old driver of the box truck, identified as a Jonesboro man, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.  Unfortunately, the man’s injuries were fatal, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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