Butts County woman struck, killed after car breaks down on I-75

The 39-year-old was struck by a tractor-trailer after her car broke down on the side of I-75 in Monroe County.
The 39-year-old was struck by a tractor-trailer after her car broke down on the side of I-75 in Monroe County.

A Butts County woman was killed Sunday evening after stepping out of her broken-down car and getting run over on I-75.

Monroe County deputies responded to the fatal crash in the southbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 184 about 11:40 p.m., sheriff’s office spokeswoman Anna Lewis said Tuesday.

According to deputies, the driver of a tractor-trailer called 911 after hitting something in the middle of the road. When deputies arrived, they discovered the body of 39-year-old Flovilla resident Amanda Faye Banks.

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Investigators said Banks was struck after parking her car on the emergency shoulder and getting out. It wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday if the 18-wheeler was the first vehicle to hit her.

The crash is still being investigated, authorities said.

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