ATLANTA — Atlanta Fire and Rescue officials said two people are dead after a fiery crash on Interstate 20, just before the ramp to I-285, in northwest Atlanta early Sunday morning.
Fire investigators said the call came in around 5 a.m. and both fire and police units arrived to find a Burgundy Dodge Charger on fire and an overturned truck a few lanes over.
The investigation revealed that the Dodge Charger was stopped in a travel lane facing the wrong direction. A Chevy pickup truck attempted to avoid hitting the car, but was not able to and slammed into the charger.
The driver of the Charger died at the scene. That person’s identity has not been released.
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A man in the Chevy was also killed. The female driver of the Chevy truck as well as a 16-year-old boy and a 3-month-old girl were taken to the hospital.
Emergency crews also took a dog to the hospital.
None of the victims’ identities have been released.
The fire lit up the night sky on the west side of town and Atlanta Police had to shut I-20 down in order to allow firefighters to extinguish the flames.
The highway has since been reopened.
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