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Local man killed in wrong-way crash in Georgia

By WKTV News

ATLANTA, Ga (WKTV) - A Mohawk native now living in Canastota is dead following a wrong-way crash in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday afternoon.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a driver was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of I-85 when they collided head-on with another vehicle, killing the wrong-way driver and passenger of the second vehicle, who was a man from upstate New York.

Two pickup trucks wrecked about 3:20 p.m. on I-85 near the exit to Old National Highway and the I-285 interchange, shutting down I-85 in both directions, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. The wrong-way driver was killed, their name witheld pending notification of kin.

The Journal-Constitution reports that the passenger of the second pick-up, Christopher O'Day, 49, of Canastota, also died at Grady Memorial Hospital, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office. Friends tell NEWSChannel 2 that O'Day was a native of the Village of Mohawk.

The driver of the second vehicle was hurt but not seriously and it was unclear where the wrong-way vehicle entered the highway, authorities told the Journal-Constitution.

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