Teen, child killed in wreck on I-575

6:31 AM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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KENNESAW, Ga. -- Two people, including a young child, were killed in an accident on Interstate 575 in Cobb County Monday afternoon.

The accident happened at around 1:45 p.m. on southbound I-575 at Chastain Road in Kennesaw, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Cobb County Police Officer Mike Bowman said a Chrysler minivan was heading north on I-575 when it crossed the center median and hit a dump truck that was heading south.

The truck driver was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the minivan died at the scene; he was identified as 19-year-old Abraham Fernandez-Zuniga of Acworth.

An 8-year-old child in the minivan was also pronounced dead at the scene. The child's name has not yet been released.

Police are still investigating the accident. Traffic on I-575 south was backed up for hours after the crash.

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