Clayton County

Family identifies worker killed in I-75 crash hours before GSP trooper killed at same crash site

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Family members have identified the construction worker hit and killed in a crash hours before the investigation into the crash also left a Georgia State Trooper dead.

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The original accident happened Monday night on Interstate 75 in Clayton County.


GSP said that a Black Kia traveled into a construction zone, hitting a worker. The worker, identified by family members as 68-year-old Nathaniel McCreary, died from injuries on the scene.

A few hours later, around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Chase Redner was hit and killed during the investigation of the same crash.

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Channel 2′s Brian Mims talked to McCreary’s daughter Wednesday, who said he was a beloved father of four grown children.

Alyssa McCreary said she called her father “Poppy.”

“He did everything he could for me,” McCreary said. “He did everything he could for me. He made sure I had everything I needed.”

Investigators are still searching for the two drivers involved in the crashes.