A woman who was killed in a fiery chain-reaction wreck that injured three others and led to the shutdown of I-285 has been identified.
On Tuesday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as 30-year-old Ms. Ashley Brewer.
Still, police are trying to determine what caused the deadly wreck, which happened about 9 p.m. Sunday on I-285 southbound just south of the Campbellton Road exit.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that a four-door sedan left the roadway, struck the guardrail on the right shoulder, came back into the travel lanes and was struck by a pickup truck,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee has said. “As a result of the collision the sedan caught fire.”
A tractor-trailer driver also wrecked after losing control and leaving the roadway while attempting to avoid the crash. His tractor-trailer came to rest in the ditch beside the expressway, Officer Chafee said.
Ms. Brewer, the Sedan’s driver, died at the scene and her passenger was transported to the hospital in critical condition, Officer Chafee said. The drivers of the pickup and the tractor-trailer were transported to the hospital in stable condition, he said.
The wreck closed the southbound lanes of I-285 until 3:30 a.m. Monday, officials said.
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