ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A multi-car crash that started as a police chase shut down all lanes of Interstate 75 southbound near Williams Street in downtown Atlanta early Saturday morning.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the incident started at 3:40 a.m. when a Dodge Challenger pulled out onto Spring Street and started driving the wrong way toward a trooper.
When the trooper attempted to stop the driver, identified as 34-year-old Kahre Williams, officials say he refused to stop, making a U-turn and eventaully driving onto I-75/85.
During the chase, Williams crashed into two cars, a red Ford Expedition and a silver Nissan Altima. The front passenger of the Expedition died after being ejected from the car. Multiple other people in the accident were injured, with the driver of the Ford transported to Grady and another passenger transported to AMC Hospital.
Williams attempted to run but after arrested by two troopers. He's now being charged with second-degree murder, vehicular homicide, two counts of serious injury, felony fleeing, and related traffic charges. He is also suspected of a DUI.
Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene and shut down the Interstate for nearly four hours.
LANES OPEN: Just moments ago, ALL lanes of I 75 SB at Williams St. were reopened after a crash involving at least three cars this morning. Lanes were shut down for at least an hour backing up traffic really badly. @GoodDayAtlanta pic.twitter.com/kIAPAuTrIc— Alexa Liacko FOX 5 (@AlexaLiackoFOX5) April 20, 2019