The driver who died in a fiery crash near the interchange at Cumberland last Friday morning was a 38-year-old woman from Fairburn, Cobb County police confirmed Thursday.

The driver, Crystal Davis, died just before 6 a.m. on Nov. 8 when the 2018 Hyundai Tucson she was driving clipped another vehicle as they both traveled east on Interstate 285, approaching the I-75 south exit, police said.

Davis’ car lost control, entered the grass median between the I-285 eastbound lanes and the I-75 exit ramp, hit a tree and burst into flames, according to investigators.

She was trapped inside the flaming car and pronounced dead on site, police said.

Davis collided with a 2016 Mazda being driven by 42-year-old Smyrna resident Daniel Powell, while attempting to change lanes ahead of the Mazda as both traveled east on I-285, per investigators.

Powell was not injured in the incident, police said.


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