Man dead after driving tractor-trailer the wrong way down I-85 in Troup County

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. — A man driving the wrong way down I-85 in Troup County has died, according to Georgia State Patrol.

According to troopers, a tractor-trailer driver entered the southbound lanes of I-85 near mile marker seven going north just before 1:30 a.m.

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Another tractor-trailer that was traveling south, crashed into the tractor-trailer going the wrong way, pushing it across the median and into southbound traffic. The tractor-trailer going the wrong way then hit another vehicle.

Investigators say the wrong-way driver was pronounced dead on the scene. Their identity has not been released.

I-85 was shut down for approximately six hours while crews worked the scene. It has since reopened.