One dead in Monroe County interstate accident


MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- One person died after reportedly running his commercial vehicle off the interstate in Monroe County Tuesday afternoon.

Sgt. Lawson Bittick with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the victim is 43-year-old Nathaniel Johnson from Loganville, Ga.

According to Bittick, deputies responded to the accident on I-75 north near mile marker 196 just before 1 p.m.

Deputies saw that the vehicle left the roadway and struck multiple trees. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.

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