ATLANTA - Police are investigating after two cars struck and killed a man on Atlanta's Downtown Connector early Tuesday morning.
Officers first received a 911 call around 3 a.m. regarding a man walking southbound in the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on Interstate 75/85 near 10th Street. Then, police said they received another 911 call a few minutes later about a man being hit by a car.
Responding officers found the victim dead at the scene.
Police said two vehicles were parked on the side of the interstate when they arrived. Both drivers said they had struck the male pedestrian.
UPDATE medical examiner crews removing man's body from Connector Southbound lanes, police asking those outside vehicles to get back in pic.twitter.com/lpE9XPGIs1— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) July 25, 2017
The investigation caused major delays due to I-75/I-85 southbound being shut down at 10th street as investigators remained on scene collecting evidence.
NOT MOVING people are out of cars, trapped on Downtown Connector as investigators gather clues in HOV lane. Man dead, struck while walking pic.twitter.com/AtL9JnRXQ8— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) July 25, 2017
All lanes reopened shortly before 6 a.m.
INTERSTATE OPEN just cleared fatal pedestrian accident scene in SB lanes of Connector pic.twitter.com/CH0UhrKoMC— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) July 25, 2017
Police are working to determine why the unidentified man was walking on the Downtown Connector.