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One dead in wreck, car fire that shut down I-20 East in DeKalb County

The incident happened Thursday morning.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — One person died in a wreck and subsequent fire that shut down I-20 EB east of Atlanta on Thursday for a time, fire officials said.

Capt. Dion Bently with DeKalb Fire confirmed the single fatality in the two-car wreck, which happened at State Route 155/Candler Rd. in DeKalb County.

There was no immediate word on the identity of the victim or condition of others who might have been involved in the wreck.