I-285 SB reopens in DeKalb County following serious crash

DEKLAB COUNTY, Ga. — Part of Interstate 285 southbound in DeKalb County is back open following a serious crash that shutdown the interstate for most of the evening rush.

A tractor-trailer wrecked near Exit 40 at E. Ponce de Leon Avenue around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Video tweeted by Triple Team Traffic shows a medical helicopter landing in the southbound lanes of 285.


DeKalb County police asked drivers to avoid the area while the investigation in the crash was underway.

All lanes of I-285 reopened shortly before 6:30 p.m.

We are working to learn more about what caused the crash.