I-285 motorist charged in death

Fatal wreck followed stop to change tire

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ATLANTA — Authorities say a motorist who stopped in a lane of I-285 to fix a flat tire and caused a fatal accident has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Fulton County police say 36-year-old Mbemba Saja Touray faces charges in the Wednesday afternoon crash.

Police say Touray stopped in a northbound lane of I-285 just before 2:30 p.m., forcing the SUV behind him to stop to avoid a crash. Police say the motorcycle crashed into the SUV, throwing both riders from the bike and killing the female passenger.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle's driver had minor injuries.

Their names have not been released by authorities.

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CabisKhan 06/10/11 - 10:14 am
Did the motorist stop to fix

Did the motorist stop to fix the flat tire in a busy 285 lane with jack and all, or just stop? One may have to stop suddenly for ,maybe, a truck recap coming off and obstucting the road. The car behind stops and then the next car rear ends etc. I think the motorcyclist was at fault for following too closely. I'd love to have some details on this motorist's charge of homicide.

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