A soldier was killed and several others in a chain-reaction wreck that happened after he stopped to help a stranded woman Thursday night on I-285 in Clayton County.
Six people were injured in the five-vehicle wreck that led to the shutdown of the interstate for several hours late Thursday night.
The incident unfolded around 9:30 p.m. near Jonesboro Road, police spokeswoman Officer Charlene Watson-Fraser said.
Investigators said a woman’s vehicle broke down in the inside lane and two men stopped to help. Both were struck by vehicles, but only Mr. Putnam died, Officer Watson-Fraser said.
“That caused a chain-reaction crash that involved five vehicles, Officer Fraser said. All six people were transported to the hospital. But neither their identities nor conditions were available late Friday.
The wreck blocked all westbound lanes of I-285 after Jonesboro Road, Officer Watson-Fraser said. Those lanes reopened early Friday after being closed for several hours.
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