Man Fleeing Police Struck and Killed by Semi on I-75 in Henry County, GA
HENRY COUNTY, GA. – September 13, 2018 (ajc.com) A man who was fleeing police September 13 in Henry County, Georgia, after a traffic stop was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75. The story is reported online by ajc.com.*
At approximately 1:45 a.m. on September 13, a police officer attempted to perform a routine traffic stop on Locust Grove in Henry County. The driver of the vehicle got out of the car right after stopping and fled on foot into a wooded area. The officer pursued but lost the man in the trees. The man’s car was towed, and several hours later, he attempted to cross Interstate 75 on foot.
The driver of a northbound tractor-trailer traveling in the middle lane of the interstate said the man appeared on the roadway from a wooded median. The tractor-trailer could not avoid the collision and struck the man. He died on the scene. Georgia State Patrol arrived on the scene at approximately 5 a.m., and authorities identified the man as the person who fled a traffic stop hours earlier. The man’s name has not been released at this time, and it is not clear why he fled from the traffic stop.
Investigation shut down all lanes of I-75 North near Bill Gardner Parkway in Locust Grove. Traffic backups from the closures stretched from Locust Grove through McDonough. Lanes were finally reopened at about 8 a.m.
Henry County authorities and Georgia State Patrol are continuing to investigate this matter and have not provided additional details to the public at this time.
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