Fiery crash on Atlanta interstate

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 7:44 AM
Last updated 6:42 PM
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MARIETTA, Ga. — Police say a medical emergency might have caused a car to plunge down a ravine and into the woods, bursting into flames off Interstate 75 just northwest of Atlanta.

A medical examiner plans to use dental records to confirm the identity of the motorist whose body was found inside the car.

Authorities say the accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, just before the evening rush hour.

Cobb County police tell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the driver of the Buick Regal had pulled over to the right emergency shoulder on I-75.

A Highway Emergency Response Operators (H.E.R.O.) roadside assistance truck was about to stop and help. However, the Buick pulled away from the H.E.R.O. unit, went about 100 yards and then plunged down the ravine and crashed into trees.

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CobaltGeorge 09/11/12 - 08:15 am
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Texting?

Texting?

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rmwhitley 09/11/12 - 05:55 pm
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sad to hear of the passing. My wife and I were fortunate enough to be on an alternate route when we saw the massive traffic backupon 75 and 575.

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