A 23-year-old woman was struck and killed shortly after she got out of a car and began stumbling up the I-85 early Friday morning in Gwinnett County.
Ms. Briahna Baker, of Suwanee, was struck and killed shortly before 4:30 a.m., just south of Sugarloaf Parkway, according to Gwinnett County police.
Investigators said initially a passenger in a vehicle that was heading northbound on I-85.
“Ms. Baker got into an argument with the driver of that vehicle about the state of Ms. Bakers intoxication,” police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said. “That driver pulled to the side of I-85 and Ms. Baker exited the vehicle.
“Ms. Baker physically refused to get back in the vehicle and the driver then left the area leaving Ms. Baker behind,” Cpl. Ritter said.
Witnesses began calling 911 to report a person stumbling into the roadway who appeared to be intoxicated, police said.
As officers were responding to the scene, Ms. Baker was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound in the right lane of the interstate.
She died at the scene, Cpl. Ritter said. Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor to her death and police said no charges are pending against the driver.
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