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2 killed in wrong-way crash on 75/85 in downtown Atlanta, police say

Atlanta Police responded to the two-vehicle wreck near Fulton Street.

ATLANTA — Two people were killed early Sunday morning in a wrong-way crash on the Downtown Connector, police said.

Atlanta Police responded to a three-vehicle wreck near Fulton Street in the southbound lanes just before 3 a.m.

They said the preliminary investigation revealed a driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when they collided with another vehicle. 

The Fulton County Medical Examiner identified the two deceased drivers as 28-year-old Mecario Harris and 22-year-old Demontre Dugger.

Officials said Harris was the wrong-way driver in this case. Charges will not be filed.

After the original accident, a third vehicle struck debris from the original accident. The driver of that vehicle left the scene prior to officers’ arrival, and investigators are working to locate them, they said.

The crash shut down the connector for several hours during the investigation. 

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