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Two car crash caused major delays on the Downtown Connector

ATLANTA -- A crash involving two trucks on the Downtown Connector caused major backups on the Friday before one of the city's biggest weekends.

The crash happened on southbound I-75/I-85 near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and was blocking two right-side lanes of the interstate. The exit lane from the Downtown Connector onto Martin Luther King Jr. was also blocked.

A preliminary investigation by the Georgia State Patrol suggests that around 5:55 a.m., a Toyota 4Runner was heading south when it attempted to exit onto Martin Luther King Jr. and traveled into the path of an F-150 and struck it.

Troopers said that the driver of the 4Runner, later identified as 55-year-old Kelly McBride of Clermont, lost control and her SUV flipped. The driver of the F-150 allegedly attempted to avoid hitting her but ended up pushing the 4Runner into the guardrail.

McBridge was injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. She faces one count of improper lane change for the accident. The other driver was not injured - or charged.

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