Man found dead in vehicle after tractor trailer fire on I-285

Firefighters battle flames on Interstate 285 on Friday night. (Photo: FOX 5 Atlanta)

A tractor-trailer fire on Friday night shut down multiple lanes on Interstate 285.

The fire occurred on I-285 northbound near Hollowell Parkway, officials said. 

According to the Atlanta Police Department, investigators determined there was one man found dead inside the burned vehicle. Police said he died as a result of the collision. The name of the victim is not being released while the investigation continues, police said.

Transportation officials said the incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m.

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A tractor trailer fire blazed on Friday night on Interstate 285. (Photo: FOX 5 Atlanta)

Officials said the crash cleared at approximately 4:21 a.m. on Saturday.

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