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NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) -- A driver died Wednesday morning after a fiery crash on a Georgia interstate, authorities said. 

Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the crashed happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate-85.

The crash involved a a truck and an SUV. The truck caught fire after the crash and the driver had to be freed from the vehicle, Pihera said. 

One of the drivers died on the way to the hospital but Pihera didn't specify which driver. 

An officer was injured during the rescue effort. He was hospitalized and later released. 

Details regarding the crash and the other driver weren't immediately released. 

The crash was cleared just around 5:30 a.m. 

 

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