Construction worker hit, killed by driver on Interstate 285

Construction worker hit, killed by driver on Interstate 285

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A road construction worker was hit and killed Sunday morning as crews repaired a major interstate.

The accident happened on Interstate 285 at Cascade Road in South Fulton around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Georgia Department of Transportation cameras showed images from the scene.

Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News crews were repairing the road when a driver ran off the interstate. The driver hit a work truck before hitting the worker.

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An ambulance took the worker to a hospital, where the worker died.

The driver was charged with reckless driving and homicide by vehicle. Investigators said they believe alcohol may have been a factor and additional charges are possible, pending the results of a blood test.

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