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Fatal Crash on I-285 UPDATE

police, public information release
March 19, 2020


The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the driver of the 2002 Toyota Corolla as 38-year-old Phu-Long Pham of Dunwoody.  Next of kin has been notified of his death.

***Original Release***

Fatal Crash on I-285

The Cobb County Police Department’s STEP Unit is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:01 p.m. on I-285 Westbound between the Chattahoochee River and I-75.

Per investigators, a white 2004 Isuzu NQR box truck was traveling west on I-285 when the left front tire failed and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Isuzu crashed into a black 2012 Ford F-150 and a grey 2014 Toyota Camry before stopping partially on the left shoulder and partially in the left travel lane.  A moment later, a silver 2002 Toyota Corolla crashed into the rear of the Isuzu. 

The adult male driver of the 2002 Toyota Corolla was fatally injured and pronounced deceased on scene.  He has not yet been positively identified.

The driver of the Isuzu, 47-year-old Kevin D. Entrekin of Sugar Hill, was treated on scene and did not require medical transport.

The driver of the Ford F-150, 31-year-old Steven M. Craft of Sugar Hill, did not require medical attention on scene.

The driver of the Toyota Camry, Jose Benitez of Atlanta, was transported by ground ambulance to Wellstar Cobb Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Both of these crashes remain under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 770-499-3987.