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ATLANTA -- Police say a wrong-way driver was the cause of an early-morning crash on an Atlanta interstate that killed a man and two children.

Atlanta police Officer Kim Jones said a motorist in a pickup truck was driving north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 when he collided head-on with a small passenger car shortly before 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Jones tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the collision happened near the Fulton-Clayton county line.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said the children were 7 and 8 years old. Their names were not released.

Police said the driver of the pickup was taken into custody on charges of drunken driving, three counts of first-degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle and driving the wrong way.

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