Woman Killed in Atlanta Crash
An accident occurred early in the morning on August 17, 2017 that took the life of a woman who was attempting to change a tire on her pickup truck. The woman was struck by a passing car, as were three other people who were helping the woman.
According to reports, a Ford pickup truck had pulled over to the left shoulder of Interstate 75 after experiencing a flat tire. The four people inside the truck had gotten out to attempt to change the tire. They were outside of the vehicle when a Cadillac struck both the truck and the people who were outside of it.
One of the people, the driver of the truck, was killed as a result of the impact. Three others were taken to Atlanta Medical Center to be treated for injuries sustained in the accident. The young man driving the Cadillac and his elderly passenger were not injured. Several lanes of traffic were closed as investigators and emergency personnel worked the scene.
There have been no charges issued as a result of the crash due to its ongoing investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.
When a person is killed in an auto accident in DeKalb County, their families have the right to pursue legal action against the person found to be at fault. If this has happened to one of your loved ones, reach out to our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys. We will review the details of your crash at no cost to you and advise you of your legal rights under current state law.