April 12, 2013
A FedEx driver collided with another car causing both vehicles to strike a guardrail on I-285 in northeast Atlanta. The FedEx driver did not survive the crash.
Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office is still waiting to notify his family before releasing his name. Zone 1 units responded to a fatal accident.
The FedEx driver was killed Thursday night when the tractor he was driving collided with white Nissan Maxima and both vehicles struck a guardrail on I-285. Atlanta police said the accident happened at around 8pm near Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
Investigators report that the FedEx vehicle was operating a tractor with twin trailers headed northbound on the I-285. Witnesses told police that the FedEx driver changed lanes from left to right before colliding with a Nissan Maxima. The crash happened half a mile south of the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway exit.
Officer Kim Jones said, “Both vehicles struck the right guardrail and traveled in the grass area off the roadway. The tractor trailer jacked knifed and flipped, coming to a final rest on its side. The driver, who did not have on his seat belt was thrown to the passenger side and was partially ejected.”
Both vehicles struck the right guard rail and traveled in a grassy area off the roadway. The FedEx driver who was not wearing a seat belt was thrown to the passenger side and partly ejected. He died on the scene.
Orji Brown, driver of the white Maxima complained of neck and back pain and was transported to a Grady Memorial Hospital. He is expected to survive.
No charges have been filed as of this writing. The case is still under investigation.
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