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I-285 shut down, trucker in critical condition after accident downs large highway sign


A truck driver is in critical condition after a wreck that spilled thousands of gallons of diesel and downed a large highway sign. 

The accident happened on Monday, April 12th at around 11:30 a.m. in Dekalb County, Georgia. 

According to 11 Alive News, all lanes of Interstate 285 south and the two leftmost lanes on the northbound side are shut down near the Ponce de Leon exit between Church Street and Memorial Drive as crews work to clean up the 7,500 gallons of diesel spilled in the wreck, as well as replace the fallen highway sign. 

The trucker has been transported to a nearby hospital and is reported to be in critical condition. Authorities are still working to determine whether the driver was seriously injured in the wreck, or by the falling highway sign. 

As of 12:45 p.m., there was no estimated time of reopening. 


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