Driver dies after crashing into back of tractor-trailer on I-285

ATLANTA — One person was killed in an accident that shut down a major metro Atlanta for hours Tuesday morning.

Atlanta police said first responders arrived at the scene around 2 a.m. on Interstate 285 southbound at Interstate 20 westbound.

Police said a Toyota Camry was traveling south on I-285 and was taking the exit to I-20 when the car crashed into a back of a tractor-trailer. The driver died in the crash and has not been identified.

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Police said the truck was stopped in traffic when the collision happened. Police are investigating what caused the driver to crash.

Triple Team Traffic monitored the delays on Channel 2 Action News This Morning. The interstate lanes did not reopen until 5 a.m.

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