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Man Struck by Two Vehicles After Running Out of Gas on I-285 in Atlanta, Georgia

February 15, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – An online news story from reports that a man was struck by two vehicles and killed February 3 after running out of gas on an interstate in Atlanta, Georgia. The man has not been identified, nor have the drivers of the other two vehicles.*

The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. on February 3. A vehicle that had been traveling north on Interstate 285 on the west side of Atlanta ran out of gas near Bolton Road. The driver of the car pulled over into the right shoulder and attempted to refill the tank with a gas can. 

A passing northbound vehicle struck the man, throwing him into a north lane of travel on I-285. A second northbound vehicle then also hit the man. The man, whose identity has not been released at this time, tragically succumbed to his injuries.

The Atlanta Police Department arrived to find three vehicles at the scene and the man lying in the road. Officials pronounced the man deceased at the scene. 

It is not clear what caused the driver of the first passing vehicle to hit the man. Two people in this vehicle were injured, and emergency responders transported them to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. Charges are reportedly pending against the driver, who has not been identified. 

The driver of the second vehicle that hit the man, who has also not been identified, stayed at the scene and spoke to police. It does not appear that charges will be pursued against this driver. 

After the accident, the northbound lanes of I-285 were completely closed. The Georgia Department of Transportation expected them to remain closed for about four hours.

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