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1 dead, 1 critical in five-car crash on I-75 in Clayton County

It happened early Sunday morning.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — At least one person is dead and another is in critical condition following a five-car wreck on Interstate 75 southbound in Clayton County. 

All lanes of the highway near Tara Boulevard were closed for nearly six hours Sunday morning as authorities investigated the crash. 

Clayton County Police said when they arrived, one vehicle was overturned, another was on fire and three others had extensive damage.

The deceased victim was struck by an unknown vehicle and knocked over the median wall ultimately landing in the emergency lane on the northbound side of the highway.

The names of those involved have not been released and police say the investigation is ongoing. 

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