1 killed, 17 injured in Gwinnett County accident - CBS46 News

1 killed, 17 injured in Gwinnett County accident

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Officials say a person was killed after a multi-vehicle accident in Gwinnett County Monday.

The accident occurred on the eastbound lanes of Highway 316 at Buford Drive before 4 p.m.

A spokesperson with the Gwinnett County Fire Department said a vehicle was under a tractor trailer, which was engulfed in flames, when fire crews arrived at the scene.

Eighteen people were injured in the incident, according to authorities, including the victim who died.

Officials say the victim who died was driving the vehicle that was under the tractor trailer. 

Of the 18 patients, 10 were adults and eight were children. Nine people, including some of the children, were taken to the hospital, while eight people were evaluated and treated at the scene, according to authorities.

The fire department spokesperson said two of the injured individuals taken to the hospital were in critical condition. 

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