DeKalb County

Crash involving 4 tractor-trailers, 4 cars shuts down part of I-285 for hours

DeKalb County crash involving several tractor-trailers and a car carrier.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A crash involving four semi trucks and four cars is blocked all lanes of I-285 NB just before I-20 in DeKalb County for hours Monday afternoon.

NewsChopper 2 over the scene showed several fire trucks, ambulances and police cars spread across all lanes of traffic. Crews were working to free at least one person trapped inside a vehicle.

DeKalb County fire said one patient is in critical condition. Two others were taken to the hospital in moderate to serious condition. They have not said how many people in total were involved in the crash.

Traffic was being forced off the interstate at Flat Shoals Road. all lanes reopened just before 5:15 p.m. Significant delays remain on I-285.

At least one westbound lane was closed for a short period of time, but has also reopened.