New details in fatal crash that shut down I-675 southbound in Clayton County for several hours

CLAYTON COUNTY. Ga. — At least one person is dead after a wrong way driver caused a multi-car crash in Clayton County early Wednesday morning, according to Clayton County police.

Just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, an off-duty police officer was driving home on Interstate-675 southbound near Forrest Parkway when he saw a car facing the opposite direction in the grass median.

When the officer walked up to the car, he saw the driver had passed out behind the wheel with his headlights and brake lights on.

The officer knocked on the window, waking up the driver.

Police said the driver was incoherent and sweating and did not listen when the officer asked him to open up the door.

The driver suddenly put the car into gear and sped off, driving in the wrong direction on the interstate.

The officer eventually found an accident scene about a mile away near the Forest Parkway exit in Ellenwood involving that driver and three other vehicles.

One person was killed, not the wrong-way driver.

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