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Police: 2 dead in fiery I-85 crash near Atlanta

Posted at 9:03 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 21:03:37-05

ATLANTA — Authorities say a multi-vehicle crash that sent large flames and dense black smoke billowing over a busy interstate near Atlanta has left at least two people dead.

Police in Georgia’s Gwinnett County said the accident in northbound lanes of Interstate 85 happened at about 7:50 a.m. Saturday.

Police reported hearing a loud explosion and said a tanker truck and a passenger vehicle were completely engulfed in flames.

The crash shut down traffic in both directions for several hours.