3 dead, 1 injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-20 in DeKalb County

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Published: May. 12, 2022 at 5:21 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Three people are dead and another person is injured after a crash this morning on Interstate 20 in DeKalb County.

It happened near Candler Road at around 3:30 a.m. Police say a car was stalled on the road and the driver and a passenger were attempting to push it off the road when another vehicle hit them. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Shortly after, DeKalb County Police responded to a second fatal crash. In that incident, a vehicle had stopped in the road with its hazard light on. It was struck from behind and both drivers were ejected from their vehicles. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Police shut down all lanes on I-20 west at 1-285 in DeKalb County. All lanes reopened hours later at around 7:30 a.m.

The investigation remains ongoing. Check back here for the latest details.

First Alert Traffic: I-20 EB/WB lanes closed after fatal crash on Candler Rd