GSP: Driver charged, arrested after I-285 crash

Crash near Spaghetti Junction on the morning of July 31, 2020. (FOX 5)

A driver was charged and arrested after fleeing police and causing a major traffic accident along Interstate 285 Friday morning, the Georgia State Patrol confirmed. 

According to investigators, around 9:50 a.m. on Interstate 85, a trooper spotted a black BMW that was previously suspected of fleeing a traffic stop. 

The trooper then attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop. A chase began on I-85 southbound, before eventually making way onto I-285 eastbound. 

The driver, later identified as 23-year-old Elijah Abdul Wafer, lost control and hit a barrier wall while trying to cut off another car on I-285. Wafer then exited his car and jumped over the barrier wall into oncoming traffic. 

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Crash near Spaghetti Junction on the morning of July 31, 2020. (FOX 5)

Wafer was then hit by a semi-truck. The trooper then called for medical assistance. 

Wafer was arrested and taken to Grady Memorial Hosptial for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Wafer faces charges for fleeing or attempting to elude and reckless driving. He had been previously wanted in Suwanee for probation violations along with other traffic violations.

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