DeKalb police investigate deadly crash on Memorial Drive

DeKalb County police were investigating the incident Thursday morning on Memorial Drive near Memorial College Avenue.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

DeKalb County police were investigating the incident Thursday morning on Memorial Drive near Memorial College Avenue.

The westbound lanes of Memorial Drive were shut down Thursday morning while DeKalb County police investigated a deadly crash that appeared to involve a pedestrian.

A body was removed from the road near Georgia State University Perimeter College and Memorial College Avenue shortly before 7:30 a.m. A pickup truck with heavy front-end damage was also at the scene.

DeKalb police have not confirmed the fatality or released any details about the incident.

The investigation briefly disrupted a MARTA bus route before it was rerouted. MARTA was not involved in the accident, according to a spokeswoman for the transit authority.

The road has since reopened.

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