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58-year-old man dies after speeding into tractor-trailer in Clayton County, police say

All lanes were closed and traffic was at a standstill when Peter DeToffoli sped into the tractor-trailer that was involved in an earlier crash.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County Police said early Friday morning that a crash on I-75 North had left a person dead. The department first posted about the crash on Facebook around 3:30 a.m.

Officers were dispatched to a crash with injuries involving a tractor-trailer around 3 a.m. on I-75 near Forest Parkway and Tara Boulevard. 

According to officials, all lanes were closed and traffic was at a standstill while crews responded to the crash.

While officers were cleaning up the tractor-trailer crash, 58-year-old Peter DeToyffoli sped through traffic striking the back of the truck, police said. 

DeToffoli’s car went under the trailer truck, killing him on impact.

11Alive SkyTracker flew over the scene earlier this morning showing aerial videos of what is believed to be DeToffoli's car under the tractor-trailer.

#Update: 7:39 a.m. All lanes are now open. Please resume your normal route. #Update: 3:45a.m., One lane is now open....

Posted by Clayton County Police Department on Friday, November 4, 2022

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