A wrong-way driver was killed early Saturday morning when he struck two guard rails at a high rate of speed and his car broke into two pieces.
So far, police have not released the name of the driver or say why he was heading the wrong way on the interstate.
Beginning around 2 a.m. several motorists called 911 to report a vehicle heading the wrong-way on I-85, according to Gwinnett County police.
The vehicle was heading northbound in the southbound lanes of I-85 out of DeKalb County, police spokesman Sgt. Rich Long said.
“Information was broadcast to units in the area as well as Gwinnett DUI Task Force units,” Sgt. Long said. “Numerous units attempted to intercept the vehicle but due to its speed and reckless driving, they were unsuccessful.”
The vehicle finally made its way onto GA 316 west bound, heading east bound against traffic, Sgt. Long said.
“The vehicle eventually struck two guard rails and broke into two pieces,” Sgt. Long said. “The driver, a male, died at the scene.”
This investigation is still on going, he said.
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