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Driver leaving traffic stop goes wrong way, hits multiple cars and runs off after I-20 crash: GSP

Authorities said it was sparked by a traffic stop gone wrong.

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Lanes of I-20 west near Capitol Avenue have reopened in Fulton County after a wrong-way crash involving several cars Wednesday afternoon. Authorities said it was sparked by a traffic stop gone wrong.

Georgia State Patrol said a trooper attempted to pull over a silver Ford driving in the emergency lane on I-20 east near the connection. The driver then made a U-turn and took off west in the eastbound lanes, GSP said. 

According to GSP, the driver of the silver Ford hit two other cars: a silver Chevrolet and a black Volkswagen. One of those cars overturned, GSP said. 

"There were no serious injuries to anyone involved," GSP said. Troopers later clarified there were at least six non-life threatening injuries and they were taken to the hospital for treatment. 

GSP added that the driver ran off and has not been located, yet.

A photo from 511 GA showed the debris from several cars on the shoulder and in the middle of the two closed lanes around 4 p.m. 

Georgia Department of Transportation's 511 GA previously said to avoid driving in this direction and to use alternative routes.

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