ATLANTA — Atlanta Police said a wrong-way driver was killed on Georgia 400 early Saturday morning. 

It happened just before 5 a.m. near the Sidney Marcus Boulevard exit, according to Atlanta Police Officer Anthony Grant. 

Grant said that when officers responded to reports of a serious wreck, they discovered a dead male in a vehicle in the northbound lanes of Georgia 400. 

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office later identified him as Jose A. Lopez-Vega of Gwinnett County.

According to the preliminary police investigation, Lopez-Vega was driving to the south in the northbound lanes when he caused a head-on collision with a vehicle in the northbound lanes. 

The female driver of the second vehicle was injured and transported to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators are continuing their work to determine the circumstances behind the incident. 

 

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