Woman, brother hit and killed along I-75

Woman, brother hit and killed along I-75

Posted: Updated:
Two people were killed when they were hit by a car after stopping to change a flat tire along I-75 north on Monday. Two people were killed when they were hit by a car after stopping to change a flat tire along I-75 north on Monday.
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Interstate 75 is back open in Clayton County after a deadly crash shut down the northbound lanes for hours.  Authorities say two people were trying to change a flat tire when they were hit on Monday morning near Jonesboro Road, and both of them were killed.

According to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, a woman and her brother were headed north on I-75 just north of Jonesboro Road when they got a flat tire.  They pulled over to change it, and they were hit by an oncoming vehicle.  

As a result, traffic was backed up for miles, and the accident led to several other fender benders.  No one else was hurt.

I-75 north was reopened after 2 p.m.  

The names of the victims were not immediately released, but authorities said they were not from the area.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:28:00 GMT
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
  • Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:00:43 GMT
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
  • Henry Co. teenager working on cancer cure

    Henry Co. teenager working on cancer cure

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:43:26 GMT
    A Henry County teenager is working on a cure for cancer.
    A Henry County teenager is working on a cure for cancer.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices