2 killed after driver goes wrong way on GA 400

10:56 AM, Aug 15, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Two people were killed after a wrong-way driver caused an accident on GA 400 Wednesday morning.

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Atlanta Police shut down the highway between Interstate 85 and Sidney Marcus Boulevard after the 4:20 a.m. crash.

The wrong-way driver got on GA 400 at Lenox Road, collided head-on with another car and killed that car's driver, according to Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones.

The wrong-way driver was later pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. A passenger in the car is in critical condition with severe injuries, Jones said.

No names have been released, pending notification of the victims' families.

Jones said the wrong-way driver and the passenger were not wearing their seat belts, and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

GA 400 reopened at around 7:30 a.m.

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