Deadly pedestrian crash shuts down I-20 during today’s morning commute

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The Georgia State Patrol is helping Atlanta police investigate a multivehicle crash that happened after a pedestrian was killed on I-20 near Lowery Boulevard this morning as the rush hour began.

A man was killed while trying to cross the interstate near Lowery Boulevard around 6:20 a.m., Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee told He was hit by a driver near the median wall. As other cars tried to avoid the accident, six cars were involved in a multivehicle collision, police said.

Traffic was delayed on both sides of I-20 near Lowery Boulevard as police and emergency crews worked the scene. Motorists were re-routed to Highway 78, Boone Boulevard, or Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Authorities said Westbound lanes reopened around 8:30 a.m., while Eastbound lanes reopened around 9 a.m.

Police have not released the victim’s identity or determined why he was trying to cross the interstate.

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