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Posted: Wednesday, February 19th 2014 at 11:31am

1 killed, 1 hurt helping motorist change tire on DeKalb freeway

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed one man and critically injured another man as they helped change a tire on a metro Atlanta freeway.

DeKalb County police say two women had called the men to help them change the tire when the men were struck by a pickup. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on westbound Interstate 20, near Panola Road.

Police said a pickup truck they said was not maintaining its lane struck the men and kept driving. A second car followed the truck until the driver was pulled over.

Authorities tell WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1kWr4ME ) that one of the men was hospitalized in critical condition and the other one died.

The crash snarled traffic during the early part of the Wednesday morning rush hour.
Associated Categories: Local/State News

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