August 27, 2013

2 killed while changing flat tire on GA interstate

Associated Press

MORROW — Police say a driver and passenger who stopped to change a flat tire on Interstate 75 in Morrow have died after being hit by a car.

Morrow Police Capt. James Callaway says the unidentified pair was on the side of the highway near an entrance ramp Monday morning when they were hit by a car.

Authorities say the driver involved in the crash is cooperating with police. The identities of the victims have not been released.

Officials say the initial accident led to a six-vehicle crash, a traffic jam and lane closures on the interstate.

Morrow is about 13 miles south of downtown Atlanta.