ATLANTA, Georgia (First News Atlanta) – Following a three-vehicle collision on I-285 late on Wednesday night that injured three persons, including a Fulton County deputy, Cobb County police said that they had taken into custody a male.
Around 11:51 p.m., officers were called to the collision on I-285 South, just before Paces Ferry Road, by the Cobb County Police Department.
Authorities reported that 42-year-old Cedric J. Curne of Atlanta was operating a 2017 Porsche Panamera when it struck the back of a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Following the incident, multiple further crashes were caused.
Following a detour to escape Curne’s stationary Porsche, the police stated, that a 2024 Hyundai Tucson struck the inside wall and came to rest on the left side of the freeway.
Simultaneously, the rear of the Porsche was struck by a 2021 Ford F-150 operated by a deputy from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The Tucson was said to have been motionless when it crashed.
With just minor wounds, the Tucson driver and his child were transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. The deputy was transferred to Wellstar Kennestone after sustaining a “serious but non-life-threatening injury,” according to the police.
According to the department, Curne was arrested by officers at the scene on accusations of following too closely, DUI less safe, failing to remove the vehicle after an accident on the expressway, and serious harm by vehicle.
Investigations into the crash are still ongoing. Cobb police investigators are asking anyone with information on the crash to call (770) 499-3987.