Pedestrian killed this morning on Atlanta's I-285

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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Police in Sandy Springs say a woman trying to cross Interstate 285 on foot early this morning just north of Atlanta has died after being struck by a tractor-trailer.

Police Lt. Steve Rose told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the woman was trying to cross the eastbound lanes about 3 a.m. near Riverside Drive. Rose says a car police believe belonged to the woman was found near a retaining wall nearby.

He says the woman, whose name has not been released, died at the scene.

Eastbound traffic was being diverted from the busy perimeter highway between Riverside Drive and Roswell Road

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Riverman1 11/25/09 - 08:44 am
It is kind to describe her as

It is kind to describe her as a pedestrian.

draksig 11/25/09 - 11:29 am
The headline is kind of

The headline is kind of misleading. She was a driver who left the car, probably due to a breakdown. Crossing an interstate on foot is a bad idea under any circumstances. I hope the truck driver is doing okay emotionally. While it wasn't his fault, he is probably distraught over it anyway.

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