DeKalb wreck leaves man, woman dead

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Traffic is flowing again after a double fatal crash shut down all eastbound lanes at Stone Mountain Highway near Mountain Industrial Boulevard in DeKalb County.

The Sunday morning wreck also shut down two westbound lanes for nearly four hours.

The crash involved two vehicles going eastbound on Stone Mountain Highway, also known as Highway 78.

Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach spent hours at the scene, where DeKalb investigators arrived around 5 a.m. A male and a female died in the crash. They were inside a white car that flipped and hit a wire guardrail. The female was ejected from the car.  Police said the car ended up on the westbound side of the median, police said.

"It did flip several times. We had debris on both sides of the road so we had to close two lanes of westbound traffic for safety precaution while investigators work the scene," said DeKalb County Police Lt. Charles Barkett.

At some point the car crashed into an SUV. Police said the SUV driver was not hurt.

Barkett said investigators have not determined how the car driver lost control, but speed may have been a factor.

Authorities have not released the names of the two people killed in the wreck.

Stay with Channel 2 Action News and WSBTV.com for updates on this developing story.


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