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Lilburn Police responded to a fatal one-vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon on southbound Highway 29 and Indian Trail-Lilburn Road.

Lilburn Police responded to a fatal one-vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon on southbound Highway 29 and Indian Trail-Lilburn Road.

LILBURN — One person died in a high speed one-vehicle crash on Highway 29 southbound on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The collision happened at about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Indian Trail-Lilburn Road, Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley said, when an SUV struck a pole. The impact cut the hood of the car nearly in half.

After impact, the vehicle was engulfed in flames and the driver perished in the fire, Hedley said.

While northbound lanes remained open, Hedley said Indian Trail-Lilburn Road would be closed for several hours. Traffic was diverted before Wynne Russell Drive Northwest, Hedley said.