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Man struck, killed after exiting wrecked car: Motorist rear-ends freightliner

Fulton County police are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle after leaving his wrecked car and Marietta police are investigating a wreck in which a motorist struck the back of a tractor-trailer.
Fulton County police are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle after leaving his wrecked car and Marietta police are investigating a wreck in which a motorist struck the back of a tractor-trailer.Stock Photo

A 20-year-old man exited his vehicle after being involved in a single-car wreck – only to be struck and killed by another vehicle while lying in the roadway early Sunday morning in Fulton County.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Keenan Hopps, of Atlanta. He died at the scene, officials said.
The incident happened shortly after 4:15 a.m. on Boat Rock Road and Bruce Place, according to the Fulton County police.

“It appears that the 20-year-old victim had been involved in a single-car accident and had exited that vehicle and was lying in the roadway,” police spokeswoman Cpl. Kay Lester said. “He was then struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle.”

That driver, who has not been identified, did stop and remained on scene, Lester said. No charges were pending against the driver, she said. But the investigation is still ongoing.

Motorist Seriously Injured after Hitting Freightliner on I-75

A 29-year-old man was seriously injured after crashing into a tractor-trailer Saturday night in Marietta.

The incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. on I-75 northbound near the exit ramp to Delk Road, according to Marietta police. Investigators said the crash happened in the emergency lane.

A 2005 Freightliner tractor trailer, owned by Central Transport LLC in Warren, MI., and operated by 24-year-old Kyle Fleming Forbes, of Antioch, Tenn., was stopped in the emergency lane on the east side of the exit ramps to Delk Road when the crash happened, police said.

A 2005 Ford F-150, owned by Corean Calvo Zuniga, and operated by 29-year-old Miguel Calvo Zuniga, of Marietta, left the roadway and struck the tractor trailer in the rear, police spokesman Officer David Auld said.

It’s unclear why the freightliner was in the emergency lane and it’s unclear why the truck left the roadway.

Firefighters had to extricate Zuniga was extricated from the Ford, Auld said. He was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition, the spokesman said.

The two right exit lanes to Delk Road were closed for several hours during the investigation but, have since been re-opened, Auld said Sunday.

The crash is still under investigation, and possible charges are pending, Auld said. Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to contact Officer Nick Serkedakis at (770) 794-5364.