Six people are killed and several others hospitalized after van carrying 16 people crashes and bursts into flames on Georgia interstate

At least six people died and several others were injured in a crash on a Georgia interstate that left a passenger van engulfed in flames and rolled on its side.

The crash occurred just after 6.30pm Saturday on I-85 near the I-985 split in Gwinnett County, about 35 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

Passersby stopped to pull people from the van after it overturned and was engulfed in flames, Gwinnett County police Sgt Michele Pihera said in a news release.

Six people were pronounced dead at the scene and several others were taken to Atlanta-area hospitals for treatment.

On Sunday afternoon police confirmed there were 16 people riding in the van at the time of the crash. They were part of a ‘sober living group’, 11 Alive reported.

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Source: Daily Mail