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Man struck, killed by multiple vehicles along I-285 southbound

The incident happened Friday afternoon.
Credit: GDOT

ATLANTA — The traffic jam along I-285 South before Camp Creek Friday afternoon was due to a crash where a pedestrian was hit by multiple vehicles, according to Atlanta Police.

Officers responded to the scene on the interstate at Campbellton Road SW around 1:10 p.m. The victim, who was unconscious, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Right after the crash happened, Georgia Department of Transportation cameras showed two of four lanes of traffic blocked with first responders on the scene. Officials told drivers traveling southbound to detour to avoid "extreme delays." All lanes are now clear.

APD's accident investigations unit is looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident.