Pedestrian hit, killed by man driving under influence on I-285, police say

Pedestrian hit, killed by man driving under influence on I-285, police say
James Worshom is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian on I-285. (Sandy Springs Police Department)

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — An Acworth man is in jail after police said he crashed into someone on I-285 early Sunday near New Northside Drive.

Sandy Springs police said 39-year old James Worsham was driving under the influence around 2:40 a.m. when he allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian, whose body police found in the middle of the interstate.

Worsham was found in his damaged pickup truck a short distance from the body and witnesses were able to identify him and the truck for police.

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Investigators say the Acworth man faces multiple charges including: failure to maintain lane, driving under the influence and vehicular homicide. As the investigation continues, they have not rule out adding more.

The incident shut down the interstate for several hours overnight and into the early morning.

Worsham was taken from the scene and booked into the Fulton County jail early Sunday morning.

Sandy Springs police have not yet released the name of the victim pending notification of their next-of-kin.

They’re asking anyone who might have seen what happened or has information about the incident to please give them a call.

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