CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – A driver attempting to get away from a police officer is believed to have caused a fatal four-vehicle crash that shut down all southbound lanes of Interstate 675 in Clayton County on Wednesday morning.
Officials say a Clayton County officer heading home at around 6:08 a.m. on I-675 South noticed a vehicle in the grass median with its lights still on.
After turning around and pulling over, the officer noticed the driver passed out behind the wheel. The officer knocked on the window, waking the driver up. The officer observed the driver appeared to be incoherent, glassy-eyed and sweating.
After asking the driver to open the car door, officials say the driver put the car in gear and sped off in the wrong way in the southbound lanes. The officer ran back to his vehicle to follow and found the crash about a mile away.
SKYFOX 5 flew over the crash and saw multiple patrol vehicles blocking the lanes and officers setting up crime scene tape and putting up tarps.
At this time, investigators say it’s unclear if the driver was impaired or having a medical emergency, but it is believed that they were at fault for the deadly crash.
Another driver involved in the crash died from their injuries. Police have not shared any details about the condition of everyone else involved or their identities.
Shortly after 10 a.m., crews finished clearing the wreckage and opened the interstate to traffic.
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