Early Morning Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-285 Results in Fatality

Early Morning Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-285 Results in Fatality


In the early hours of this morning, a serious multi-vehicle crash on I-285 Westbound at Chamblee Dunwoody Road led to the death of one person and injuries to five others.

🚓 The Details: At 4:43 a.m., officers responded to a significant motor vehicle accident involving six cars. Initially, three vehicles collided, and a subsequent crash triggered a chain reaction involving several more vehicles.

One driver, who had exited their vehicle following the first collision, was struck by other cars and died from their injuries at the scene. Five others were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

📊 By The Numbers:

  • Time of incident: 4:43 a.m.
  • Number of vehicles involved: 6
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Injuries: 5 (non-life-threatening)

🔍 The Big Picture: The crash on I-285 adds to the ongoing concerns about road safety on Georgia highways. From 2019 to 2022, the number of traffic fatalities in Georgia surged by 20%, with many incidents occurring on major interstates like I-285. Factors such as early morning hours, increased traffic, and highway speed limits often contribute to the severity of these accidents.

📞 What You Can Do: Anyone with additional information about the crash is urged to contact Officer Smith at William.smith@dunwoodyga.gov. Community members can assist by providing details that may aid the investigation and help prevent future accidents.

🔜 What’s Next?: The crash is currently under investigation, and authorities are working to determine the exact cause. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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