A wrong-way driver was killed after crashing on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta, police said
The fatal wreck shut down the northbound lanes between Old Milton Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road for nearly four hours overnight, authorities said.
Alpharetta police confirmed the person driving the wrong way was killed in the crash, but authorities have not said whether anyone else was injured.
It’s unclear how many vehicles were involved in the wreck or how long the driver had been going the wrong way before the crash, which was reported about 3:45 a.m. The northbound lanes were reopened about 7:20 a.m.
It was the second wrong-way crash on a metro Atlanta highway of the week.
A Newnan man was killed when police said a woman driving the wrong way on I-285 slammed into his car head-on in DeKalb County. The wreck set off a chain reaction that shut down the eastbound lanes of the interstate for four hours near Flat Shoals Parkway. The victim was identified as 31-year-old Kevin Fitzpatrick, a father who was on his way to work when he was killed.
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