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Police: Wrong-way driver crashes into family's truck, causes multiple injuries in Cobb County

Authorities said multiple injuries have been reported.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County Police said a wrong-way driver crashed into a family's truck causing multiple injuries Tuesday afternoon on Veterans Memorial Highway.

Authorities said around 2 p.m., the highway was shut down for several hours after a man in a white van was seen swerving across all lanes of traffic in the opposite direction on the highway near Davis Street, causing a crash. 

Cobb County Police said an off-duty officer was driving eastbound on the highway on his way to work when he spotted the white van near Floyd Road. 

"He actually saw the van on the wrong side of the roadway... actually all the way over onto the sidewalk, onto the wrong side of the roadway and he actually called it in and got officers that were on duty to assist in trying to stop the vehicle," Cobb County Police Sgt. Wayne Delk said. 

The driver of the white van crashed into a family in a truck that had between four and five people in it, police said. They were all taken to the hospital but authorities don't believe any of their injuries are life-threatening. 

Authorities said the driver of the white van was found unconscious and driving under the influence of a kind of drug. He was administered Narcan and also taken to the hospital, police said.  

Cobb County Police said Georgia State Patrol has taken over the investigation.