Police: 1 dead in crashon I-85 in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating two car accidents that shut down the interstate on Sunday morning.

One man died and another person is in critical condition after being ejected from a car.


Police said it all started when a driver came to a complete stop in the HOV lane on I-85 south.

Police said another crash happened as they were handling the crash because other drivers weren't paying attention and watching the aftermath.

The investigation following the accidents on I-85 south brought traffic to a standstill.

"It was shut down. All 4 lanes were shut down," said driver Sheila Thomas.

Drivers we spoke with said they are devastated by what happened.

"We are human we will look but I think we have to concentrate more on driving fwd so we don’t get into other accidents," Thomas said.