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(UPDATED) Man Hit by Multiple Vehicles, Killed on Downtown Connector

Man reportedly was on the left shoulder of the southbound lanes on I-75/85 and attempted to cross the southbound lanes on Tuesday night.

The man, whose name has not been released, died on scene. Credit: Patch file
The man, whose name has not been released, died on scene. Credit: Patch file
Update: Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:45 a.m.:

Atlanta police announced late Wednesday afternoon that charges against Watts have been dropped.

Update:
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m.:

Atlanta police have made an arrest in connection with the pedestrian struck and killed overnight on the Downtown Connector.

Lee Watts has been charged with driving with an expired license and second degree vehicular homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.

Original story:

According to Atlanta police, a man was struck by several vehicles and killed late Tuesday night on I-75/85 at Williams Street.

Officer John Chafee wrote in an email that the preliminary investigation indicates the man was on the left shoulder of the southbound lanes on I-75/85 and attempted to cross the southbound lanes at approximately 10 p.m.

The man, whose name has not been released, died on scene.

Two vehicles stopped and remained on scene. According to Chafee, at this time the investigation continues and charges are possible.

The accident temporarily blocked all southbound lanes in the area.



Adriana February 19, 2014 at 06:32 AM
Isn't this the seccond one killed in a week crossing the downrown connector?
paul February 19, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Is it possible that the deceased lived at the homeless camp near the connector, or is just one of many homeless folks living on the interstate downtown that no one seems to be talking about? If so, then I'm not surprised. It's a danger to the homeless and the drivers on the interstate to allow the homeless to live on the interstate. Can't believe the government allows the homeless to live on the interstate. Then again this is Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.

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