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Update: 1 Dead on I-20 After Morning Wreck

The name of the driver has not been released yet. State troopers are still on the scene and traffic is slowed.

Updated at 11:38 a.m.

"I'm waiting on confimration that the next of kin has been located and notified on the person killed," Gordy Wright said in an email, spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol. 

The victim is 22 years of age and from Mississippi. The driver of the vehicle was 21-year-old Marcus Adams from Jonesboro, Arkansas.

The Dodge Magnum Adams was driving left the road, traveled down a slight embankment and struck several trees. Adams was taken to Grady for treatment.

Original story, posted at 9:01 a.m.

A fatal accident occurred in at approximately 5 a.m. on Interstate 20 eastbound, near County Line Rd.

The right lane was closed and the other lanes may have periodically been blocked to move the wrecker around since the vehicle was down an embankment. Troopers are still on the scene so there will be slowing in the area.

The driver left the road and hit a tree, according to Gordy Wright, spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol.

Come back to Douglasville Patch for more information as it is known.

TL March 09, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I just drove by the scene and it was a horrific wreck. Prayers for the victims family.
crystal Smith March 14, 2012 at 05:14 PM
The 22 ye old victim was my close friend. An extremely talented and caring person. On his way to spring break. He was a student and a hard worker. Just trying to get away to have some fun. He will b sorely missed. The community, friends, and family are just in shock. Brian WE LOVE YOU.
John Barker March 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Thanks Crystal, for commenting, and sorry for your loss. It really makes you take stock of your family and friends and put aside petty problems.
Ms Smith May 18, 2012 at 07:52 PM
The angel that perished in that accident was my son, Mr. Brian Desonte Smith. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He had never been to Atlanta and wanted to experience it for the first time. He never made it. Our lives have been changed forever.

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