CBS 46 reported on a deadly accident in the metro Atlanta area on Tuesday morning that claimed three lives and snarled traffic for hours in the northwest suburb of Marietta.
The accident took place around 5:45 a.m. on Interstate 75, just north of the North Marietta Parkway area, a key artery for Atlanta commuters. A 2009 Nissan Rogue was stopped in the center lane of the northbound portion of the interstate when it was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by a 52-year-old Conyers man. All three occupants of the Nissan, two men and one woman, were declared dead at the scene of the accident, while the truck driver was unharmed.
The accident shut down three lanes of I-75 north as well as the on-ramp from North Marietta Parkway, and the road was not opened back to full capacity until around 9:00 a.m.
The Marietta Police Department Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) is currently investigating the incident. It is unknown why the Rogue had come to a stop in the middle of the interstate.
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