Fatal wreck shuts down I-85 S in Gwinnett

SUWANEE — A fatal accident on the interstate caused a fire that closed down lanes for hours Saturday.

According to a Gwinnett Police spokesman, a passenger car caught fire after it made contact with a tractor trailer before 11 a.m. Saturday. The road southbound lanes remained closed for more than six hours, while police investigated the crash.

The driver of the passenger car was trapped in the vehicle and died at the scene, which was just north of Old Peachtree Road, said Officer Jeffery Richter.

Information about charges, if any, and the identities of those involved in the accident will not be available over the weekend, Richter added.

Traffic was diverted off the interstate while the southbound lanes were closed.