Naked man hit, killed in the middle of I-85 in DeKalb 

Naked man hit, killed in the middle of I-85 in DeKalb 

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The DeKalb County Medical Examiner was called to the scene of a deadly accident on I-85 North near the North Druid Hills Road exit. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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  • Two cars hit the victim, who was sitting in the middle of the interstate.
  • All northbound lanes of I-85 near North Druid Hills Road were shut down for hours.
  • The interstate reopened just after 7 a.m.

A naked man sitting in the middle of I-85 North in DeKalb County was hit and killed early Friday, police said.

Nicholas Carusillo, 29, of North Carolina, was waving his arms when one driver swerved and avoided hitting him, according to a police report. But a second driver did not see him in time and struck him.

A third car struck Carusillo again and he was pronounced dead on the scene, DeKalb police Detective E. Gakstatter said.

The deadly accident blocked all northbound lanes of I-85 near North Druid Hills Road for hours.

While the interstate reopened just after 7 a.m., the investigation affected the morning drive between Midtown and DeKalb County, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. It did not impact the southbound ride from Gwinnett County.

A DeKalb County police officer examines clothing in the middle of I-85 North near the North Druid Hills Road exit. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Officers interviewed both drivers and other witnesses.

The drivers were not charged, Gakstatter said.

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