Georgia Tech student hit, killed on downtown connector

Kaden Campbell

ATLANTA — A 19-year-old Georgia Tech student was hit and killed Friday night on the downtown connector.

Officers responded around 11 p.m. to the scene on I-85S and I-75N.

Police said the student, identified, as Kaden Campbell, appeared to be attempting to cross the interstate when he was hit by an SUV.


The driver stayed on the scene and no charges are anticipated.

Georgia Tech confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that Campbell was a student at the school and a Sigma Nu fraternity pledge.

Georgia Tech Dean of Students John Stein sent the following letter to students and staff:

It is with great sadness I am notifying campus that Kaden Campbell, a first-year undergraduate and Sigma Nu fraternity pledge, died last night after being struck by a car while walking on the interstate. The Atlanta Police Department's traffic unit is investigating the details of this accident. 
On behalf of Georgia Tech, we extend our deepest condolences to Kaden's family and friends who are coping with the shock, confusion, and grief resulting from this tragedy. 
Staff from the Georgia Tech Counseling Center are available, one of multiple services and resources in support of our community during this time of loss and grief.