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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle While Crossing I-85 Near Mall

The accident occurred Tuesday morning at approximately 6:30 a.m.

The GCPD Accident Investigation Unit (AIU) is investigating a fatal accident on I-85 involving a pedestrian. Credit: Kristi Reed
The GCPD Accident Investigation Unit (AIU) is investigating a fatal accident on I-85 involving a pedestrian. Credit: Kristi Reed
The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that occurred this morning, Dec. 17, on I-85 northbound at Buford Drive.

According to public information officer Cpl. Ed Ritter, an adult male died after being struck by a vehicle at approximately 6:30 a.m.

"The preliminary investigation revealed that an adult male, possibly homeless crossed the southbound lanes on I-85 then the northbound lanes," Ritter said in a released statement. "The male then began crossing the Connector Distributor for I-85 northbound when he was struck by a vehicle that just entered I-85 from Buford Drive."

Investigators believe they have identified the male, but will not release the name until next of kin have been notified.

 

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