Updated: Name of Trucker Killed in I-85 Accident Released

One truck driver from Lithia Springs was killed in a Wednesday crash at Spaghetti Junction on Interstate 85 in DeKalb County.

Updated at 4:45 p.m.

Authorities said the truck driver killed in a crash that closed northbound lanes of Interstate 85 in DeKalb County Wednesday morning has been identified as Corey Hart, 33 of Lithia Springs.

AJC.com says the unidentified driver of a tractor-trailer that was coming off the ramp from I-285 onto I-85 northbound lost control about 4 a.m. The trailer of that truck was struck by the cab of Hart’s truck, which was northbound on I-85. The impact split the trailer of the first truck in half, killed Hart and spilled diesel on the roadway.

DeKalb County Hazmat crews were called to clean up the fuel, authorities said.

All lanes of Interstate 85 were open just north of Spaghetti Junction by the lunch hour after the accident, says FOX Atlanta.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the accident happened on Interstate 85 just north of Interstate 285. Two tractor trailers were involved.

From 11 Alive's Facebook page this morning: 

A crash involving four tractor-trailer trucks has closed all lanes of Interstate 85 in DeKalb County, says the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

One person is dead. All lanes of I-85 and the ramp to I-285 north are shut down.

Crews estimate it will take roughly two hours to clear the scene and reopen the road.


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