Deadly Concrete Truck Crash On I-985 Closes All Lanes

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A tanker truck carrying concrete has crashed and caught on fire in Georgia, leaving both sides of Interstate 985 shut down early Wednesday morning.

The deadly accident, which took place in Oakwood at around 6:00 a.m., claimed the life of one individual, WSB-TV 2 Atlanta reported. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released, however, the Georgia Department of Transportation confirmed the death.

While the interstate is shutdown between exit and exit 17, motorists are advised to take an alternate route: McEver Road.

CBS46 reports that while the south bound lanes are expected to by 8:00 a.m., the north bound lanes aren’t expected to be cleared until after noontime. But come 12:15 p.m. local time, both sides of I-985 are expected to have reopened.

The accident — which involved a single vehicle, a tanker truck — took place near exit 16.

Fox 5 Atlanta reports that firefighters responding to the scene of the overturned truck, which was located underneath the Plainview Road overpass, indicated that they were able to quickly bring the fire to an end.

The cause of the Hall County crash, which took place on I-985 south near the Highway 53/Monday Mill Road exit, is presently under investigation.

The truck, according to the responding firefighters, was not transporting hazardous materials.

In other automotive coverage here at Immortal News, traffic cameras have been integrated into Bing Maps, Nissan has started to test its self-driving car prototype, Honda has received approval from the California DMV to begin testing its own autonomous cars on public streets and Tesla released its new SUV, the Model X.

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