One dead after wrong-way, fatal, hit-and-run crash on I-75 in Monroe County

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — Monroe County sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver of a car that crossed over lanes on I-75 Saturday, crashing into and killing the driver of an oncoming car, then fleeing the scene.

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Deputies said the crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday on I-75 between mile markers 173 and 174. They said the driver of a vehicle heading south on the interstate left the road and entered northbound traffic and hit a car driving north.

The driver of the northbound car, Nandi Franklin of Mississippi, was killed in the crash. Witnesses told deputies that a light in color, possibly silver Toyota sedan changed directions on the highway, caused the crash and immediately drove away.

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Deputies are asking anyone who might have seen the crash or come across the damaged vehicle that left the scene to call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 478-994-7010.