ATLANTA — Two men died in a fiery crash early Sunday morning when one of them driving in excess of 100mph down the wrong way of GA-400 struck another driver head-on, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said.
According to the sheriff's office, their 911 center received calls around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday about a driver going south on GA-400 North "traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour."
"Before Sheriff’s Office Deputies could intercept the vehicle, a violent crash occurred between the Majors Road overpass and the Shiloh Road overpass causing one vehicle to burst into flames," a sheriff's office statement said.
A 35-year-old Atlanta man driving an Alfa Romeo Stelvio, later identified as Silas Brown, was said to be the driver going the wrong way.
Tarik Kindell, a 22-year-old from Cumming who'd been driving a Lexus IS250, was identified as the victim who was hit.
The sheriff's office said both men were deceased at the scene.
The crash left the area between exit 12 and 13 on GA400 closed for several hours on Sunday morning, the release said.
Authorities said an investigation is ongoing.