Downtown Connector reopens after pedestrian struck, killed in HOV lane

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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. 

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. 

All lanes reopened shortly before 6 a.m. 

Police are working to determine why the unidentified man was walking on the Downtown Connector.

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