GWINNETT, Ga. (CBS46) First responders worked a fatal car crash on Interstate 85 Northbound near the 985 split Saturday night. 

Authorities confirmed 16 people were inside the passenger van that flipped on its side and caught fire around 6:30 p.m.

6 people were killed and there were several injuries.

A Gwinnett police spokesperson tells CBS46 News, the passengers were part of a sober living group.

The crash shut down interstate lanes for hours. All lanes reopened just after 10:45 p.m.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the crashed. 

Police say, based on statements at the scene, another car may have been involved in this accident. 

The Gwinnett Police Department is urging witnesses to call the accident investigation unit tip line at 678-442-5653.  Case Number:  21-031606 .

The victims have not been identified yet. All the passengers in the van appeared to be adults and more details will be released in the coming days, say police.

This is a developing story, stay with CBS46 News for updates. 

Copyright 2021 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here