Wrong-way driver killed on I-85 in Gwinnett Co.

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett police say a wrong-way driver was killed on Interstate 85 early Saturday morning.

Police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the driver was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 85 for at least seven miles.

Gwinnett police Sgt. Rich Long told the AJC that around 2 a.m. Saturday, 911 operators began receiving multiple reports of a Honda “moving northbound on I-85 in the southbound lanes at a high rate of speed.”

Long said that as several police units were responding to try and stop the vehicle, the Honda got onto Ga. 316, going east in the westbound lanes.

There were “a lot of Gwinnett units trying to get into position to intercept the guy,” Long said, but before they could, the Honda struck two guard rails on Ga. 316 near Sugarloaf Parkway, splitting the vehicle in half and killing the driver.

The identity of the driver has not been released.

 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.


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