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3 dead after trying to push stalled car out of road on I-20 in DeKalb County

I-20 eastbound was shut down for hours at Candler Road.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Three people are dead following a three-car accident on Interstate 20 early Thursday morning, authorities say. One other person is critical and three people have minor injuries. 

At 2:44 a.m., officers responded and located three passengers deceased on the scene, they said. 

DeKalb Police believe that a vehicle with mechanical issues had stalled in the road and was being pushed when the collision occurred.  

The names of the victims have not been released.

I-20 eastbound was shut down for hours at Candler Road. The I-285 southbound ramp to I-20 westbound was also closed. Motorists were encouraged to use Covington Highway, Glenwood Road or Flat Shoals as an alternate. 

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