ATLANTA - Authorities have released the name of a woman who was hit and killed when she stepped out of her car, possibly to check on another driver who was struck in a Monday morning car crash.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said Toni Willis, 52, of Decatur, died in the accident, which happened shortly after 7 a.m. on Camp Creek Parkway and Welcome All Connector in south Fulton County.
Channel 2's Linda Stouffer spoke to Georgia State Troopers at the scene. They said Willis, who was driving a white car, failed to yield and pulled out to make a left from Camp Creek onto Welcome All.
A Volvo sedan driver hit the car before it flew off the roadway into the woods.
Investigators believe it was still dark out when the accident happened. The crash scene was spread in both directions because Willis was struck and killed as she walked into the intersection.
"The driver of the Cavalier got out of her vehicle, was walking down the shoulder and decided to cross the road. It's unknown why, (but we) believe she was trying to check on the other driver, and then was struck by a BMW SUV," said Georgia State Patrol Commander Wade Chaffin.
Crews reopened the affected area of Camp Creek after being closed two hours to handle the crash.
No charges have been filed yet. Investigators want to talk to the SUV driver.