1 dead as multi-vehicle crash shuts Atlanta-area interstate


KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A multi-vehicle crash in rainy weather killed one person and shut down a busy stretch of interstate for hours in Atlanta’s northwest suburbs.

Traffic cameras showed both sides of the interstate closed as firefighters battled roaring flames that burned multiple vehicles. More than a dozen vehicles crashed on Interstate 75 in Kennesaw.

Cobb County police said at least one person died in the crash, which happened around 11:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate. It’s unclear if others were injured.

Police announced in early afternoon that northbound I-75 could remain closed for six more hours as police and fire officials investigated and worked to clear the scene.

One driver said that there were multiple crashes during heavy rain that severely limited visibility.

Interstate 85 near downtown Atlanta was closed for hours as police investigated after finding one man shot dead and one wounded with a gunshot on the side of the highway


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