Man Struck and Killed on I-85 in Braselton, Georgia
BRASELTON, GA. – September 5, 2018 (jacksonheraldtoday.com) According to an online news report from jacksonheraldtoday.com, a man was tragically killed September 4 when he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 85 in Braselton, Georgia.*
Georgia State Patrol indicates 23-year-old Stephen MacGregor Norris, of Cumming, Georgia, was parked in the emergency lane on I-85 South, near mile marker 130. Norris got out of his vehicle and was struck by a southbound truck. It is not clear why Norris had pulled over or why he got out of his vehicle.
It is also not clear if the driver of the truck stayed at the scene. The driver has not been identified. Traffic was backed up for several hours in the area while crews cleared the scene. The situation was further complicated by another vehicle accident that occurred nearby. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident and has not released additional details at this time.
Braselton is uniquely located in four counties in the state of Georgia: Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson. It is located about 53 miles northeast of Atlanta and has an estimated population of about 10,000. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office serves the town of Braselton.
Vehicle accidents in Hall County have steadily risen during the last several years, according to information compiled by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, a total of 5,205 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, which resulted in 1,351 injuries and 26 deaths. In 2016, the total number of accidents rose to 7,026, leading to 1,581 injuries and 31 deaths.
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