Fatal traffic accident on I-85 overpass shuts down lanes

- A major traffic accident on an I-85 overpass in South Fulton County has turned fatal, according to GDOT. 

 

The accident happened near Exit 66 Flat Shoals Road over I-85 around 10 a.m. on Thursday, according to South Fulton Police. 

City of South Fulton Police spokesperson, Corporal Smith said a driver suffered a medical emergency and lost control of their car. The driver hit several cars. All other drivers and passengers were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Authorities described the driver as a male in his 40's. 

All lanes of the overpass were shutdown. Officials did say that all exit and entrance ramps for I-85 remained open. 

GDOT said they do not know when lanes will reopen. Drivers in the area should plan on taking an alternate route for the next several hours. 

 

 

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