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Buford Highway accident involving seven vehicles on Sunday afternoon proves fatal

Police said an 80-year-old woman was killed instantly in the wreck.

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol is now investigating after an accident involving multiple vehicles on one of metro Atlanta's busiest thoroughfares.

Chamblee Police said they were first called an incident in the 2700 block of Shallowford Road, where they received word of a kidnapping and a stolen vehicle. 

According to public information officer Tisa Moore, the victim left his 2007 Ford F150 running with his juvenile son in the back seat while going into a store. 

The offender walked from across the street, Moore said, saw the vehicle running and got into the driver's seat and began to put the vehicle into reverse. 

Moore said that when the offender collided with another vehicle, he let the juvenile out of the vehicle. She said the young boy received a minor injury to the back of his head and was transported to Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. 

After taking off from the parking lot at high speed, the offender got to the corner of Chamblee Tucker Road and Buford Highway where he collided with several vehicles, Moore said. 

Officers responding to the wreck were told that it was a seven-vehicle wreck. 

Moore said an 80-year-old woman was killed instantly in the wreck. 

She said the offender walked away from the accident scene toward Chamblee Dunwoody Road. 

According to Moore, a witness was able to provide video footage of the crash scene. 

She said that Chamblee police officers were able to locate the offender and arrest him. 

The police department confirmed the GSP is now handling the investigation but said it would share additional information when it becomes available.