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Five killed and three others injured in the Labor Day accident on the highway northeast of Atlanta

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Five people were killed and three were injured in a Labor Day crash along a Georgia highway northeast of Atlanta, authorities said.

The three-vehicle collision occurred shortly before 4 a.m. Monday on a ramp onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 in the Duluth area, Gwinnett County Police Department said in a statement.

According to police, a vehicle drove over the wall of the elevated ramp and ended up in the lanes. Five people were found dead at the scene and three others were taken to local hospitals.

The collision led to lengthy road closures in the area, but they reopened on Monday afternoon, police said.

Police have not yet identified the dead or injured, nor have released any other information about the crash.

I-85 is a major arterial road connecting Atlanta to Charlotte, North Carolina. The crash happened about 23 miles (37 kilometers) northeast of downtown Atlanta.

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