The garbage truck apparently overturned while exiting I-75 southbound at the Cleveland Avenue off ramp. The second worker was in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.
The man who was struck and killed on I-85 north near the Ga. 400 intersection was identified as 20-year-old Peter James Judson. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a passenger (later identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as Judson) attempted to climb out of the window of a moving vehicle.
When the driver pulled over, the passenger got out and walked into traffic, where he was hit by another car, Chafee said. Judson died at the scene.
The driver of the car that hit him suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. No charges have been filed, although the investigation continues, Chafee said.
All northbound lanes of I-85 were closed for much of Saturday morning as a result of that wreck.
Also Saturday, Cobb County police said 17-year-old Rodrigo Solorio died around midday from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at Austell Road at Chamberlain Circle.
The driver of a black 2002 Range Rover, Wilson Marcellus, 45, of Douglasville, was traveling south on Austell Road. A blue 1989 Nissan 240SX driven by Solorio attempted to turn left in front of the Range Rover and was struck on the driver’s side.
Marcellus and a passenger in the Range Rover were both treated at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
No charges are expected to be filed, according to Cobb police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman.
—Staff writer Aaron Gould Sheinin contributed to this report.