Woman struck and killed on I-285 near Atlanta

by AP

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Police in an Atlanta suburb are investigating the death of a woman who was struck and killed by a semitrailer after authorities said she walked into a lane of Interstate 285.

Sandy Springs police identified the woman as 37-year-old Zaka Marie Bleicher of Sandy Springs. They say she was killed shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday on the interstate at Roswell Road.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1qLV6E9) that the driver of the semi pulled over and called 911, police said. No immediate charges were filed against the truck driver.



More Local

Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA (AP) — Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, ... Read More


TV Land drops Dukes of Hazzard from schedule

A TV Land spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the network has pulled reruns of The Dukes of Hazard from its schedule and declined to co ... Read More


Military hero says it’s time 'to be American again’

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell says Americans must mute the voices of cynics and critics and work together to sustain the nation’s greatness. ... Read More


Saddam Hussein’s capture work of ‘ordinary soldiers’

The 2003 capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the result of hard work by “ordinary soldiers” who collected ground intell ... Read More


New state law takes effect today

Boom! Fireworks are legal

For this Fourth of July, there’s no reason to drive to Alabama to get your bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers and exploding s ... Read More

Potential pets face euthanasia

Animal shelter needs adopters

Coweta County Animal Control’s shelter is grossly overcrowded with dogs and cats, and because of that, some adoptable animals will lik ... Read More