The collision happened on I-285 at Cascade Road in South Fulton.
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation

Construction worker hit, killed by driver on I-285

A road construction worker died Sunday morning when he was hit by a car while working on a major interstate, officials said. 

The collision happened on I-285 at Cascade Road in South Fulton around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee. 

Morning construction crews were repairing the road.  A driver, identified by police as Nadia Butterfield,  entered a closed portion of the interstate and hit a guardrail, according to Chafee.

Butterfield’s car then traveled alongside the guardrail for “several hundred feet” and hit the construction worker. The car then hit a parked construction vehicle, Chafee said.

The worker was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Butterfield was charged with reckless driving and homicide by vehicle in connection with the crash. Investigators believe alcohol might have been a factor in the wreck, Chafee said.

The crash is still under investigation. 

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