1 killed in multi-vehicle accident on I-285 in Fulton County - FOX 13 News

1 killed in multi-vehicle accident on I-285 in Fulton County

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DOT cameras show a traffic accident on I-285 at Washington Road on March 12, 2013. DOT cameras show a traffic accident on I-285 at Washington Road on March 12, 2013.
A FOX 5 viewer sent this picture of a fatal multi-vehicle accident on I-285. A FOX 5 viewer sent this picture of a fatal multi-vehicle accident on I-285.
ATLANTA -

At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 285 at Washington Road in Fulton County on Tuesday, according to authorities.

The accident occurred in the northbound lanes around 3:20 p.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation officials. Authorities said a ladder fell in the middle of road, hitting a car. That car then stopped. A semi-truck then swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle. Another tractor-trailer then swerved to avoid hitting the other truck and hit the car that had run into the ladder and two other vehicles.

The driver of the car was killed, according to authorities. Two other people were injured -- one was treated and released at the scene, while the other was transported to the hospital.

Five vehicles were involved in the accident, including a tractor-trailer.

All lanes but one were blocked as of 5 p.m. Major traffic delays were expected due to the incident.

The estimated clearance time for the accident is 6:30 p.m., according to GDOT officials.


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