CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A police officer is recovering after being hit while investigating a deadly crash.
Clayton County police said a pedestrian was hit and killed on I-75 northbound at CW Grant early Monday morning.
Starting with a double #REDALERT Clayton Co.: I-75/nb shut down just inside I-285 (exit 238) w/pedestrian hit and I-285/eb ramp to I-75/nb (exit 58) shut down with overturned big rig. Live #ATLtraffic on @wsbradio & @wsbtv NOW! https://t.co/KslBQmUsyy pic.twitter.com/DoHUQnmlSM— Triple Team Traffic (@WSBTraffic) January 28, 2019
During their investigation, a vehicle not involved with the wreck drove into the accident scene, hitting a police officer.
The officer was taken to a local hospital, police said. His injuries are not life-threatening. He was later released.
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Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach was at the scene during Channel 2 Action News This Morning, where all the northbound traffic was being diverted to I-285 westbound. The lanes have since reopened.
We’re working our way around to get better vantage point to see where 75 is closed. Looked like wreckers now on scene and beginning to hopefully clear https://t.co/yVIvng8Nfo— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) January 28, 2019
All NB lanes of 75 still shutdown right at 285 in Clayton County after fatal crash and officer hit. Appears that scene should be clearing soon #ATLTraffic @mckayWSB @MarkArum pic.twitter.com/fgk5gEy8mV— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) January 28, 2019
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