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Person dies after truck crashes onto I-75 off overpass in Cobb County

It happened south of I-285 at the top end of the Perimeter on Monday.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: Police identified the driver Tuesday as 33-year-old Dennis Favre of Dallas, Georgia.

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A person died when a pickup truck veered off Akers Mill Road and crashed head-on onto I-75 from the overpass at the top end of the Perimeter on Monday.

Traffic cameras showed more than a half-dozen emergency response vehicles and police cars at the scene.

It did not appear that other cars were involved. The white truck was in between the northbound and southbound lanes, leaning on its nose at the base of the overpass.

Aerial video showed a gap in the wall and fencing where the truck careened off Akers Mill Road and onto the highway, a short ways south of I-285, below.

The site of the crash is not far from where a college baseball team's bus crashed off a Northside Drive overpass and onto I-75 more than a decade ago. A man driving the bus made the fatal mistake. He drove the bus up the left-lane HOV exit. The bus toppled over that exit's concrete barrier, back onto the highway. That accident killed seven people.  

As for the fatal crash involving the pickup truck, the investigation is still ongoing. 

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