Fatal Pedestrian Crash Shuts Down Ga. 400 in Sandy Springs, Georgia
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A 27-year-old man died after being hit by at least one car while trying to cross Ga. 400. The crash took place in Sandy Springs around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Police were unable to determine immediately after the accident why a man would be as brazen as to attempt running across a busy highway like Ga. 400. The accident forced police to shut down Ga. 400 for a lengthy period of time. The investigation is on-going and may take a while to complete.*
Sandy Springs Police and other law enforcement agencies, as well as other first responders, were left baffled as to why Nolan Farrell, 27, of Brookhaven, would try to cross such a busy stretch of road. Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, law enforcement officers responded to Ga. 400 northbound just before Exit 6, which is Northridge Road and Spalding Drive. Upon arriving, Sandy Springs police officers found the male deceased at the scene. Several motorists came forward and said that they might have struck the man. Police stated that all drivers involved cooperated with the investigation by remaining at the accident scene and giving statements to police. Based on witness statements and the evidence left at the accident site, police believe the man was hit more than once. None of the motorists involved in the incident suffered any injuries.
Sandy Springs police traffic unit mobilized to investigate. That unit closed Ga. 400 northbound until 1:00 a.m. and slowly re-opened lanes to regular travel. Police did not speculate to the press as to why the man might have tried to cross Ga-400 at 9:30 p.m. The officers have not indicated whether they believe alcohol or narcotics played a role in Mr. Farrell's demise. Officers reported they were not seeking any charges at this time but reiterated that their investigation is far from complete.
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