Henry County police are searching for a driver they say struck and killed a Fulton County deputy on the side of I-75 last week before speeding away from the scene.
The incident occurred about 5 a.m. Friday after Cedrean Jacquis McEachin, 28, of McDonough, struck the guardrail in his black 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, Henry County police spokesman Maj. Joey Smith said.
The initial wreck occurred in the southbound lanes near mile marker 225. McEachin was able to get out of the Camaro, but he was struck and killed by another driver on the interstate, police said.
The driver of the car that hit him did not stop at the scene.
The deputy’s funeral was held Friday, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said. McEachin had worked for the department since February 2015.
In August, cellphone video surfaced that appeared to show McEachin beating a man outside a Midtown nightclub while wearing his deputy’s uniform.
The GBI was called in to investigate the incident, the sheriff’s office said previously, but it wasn’t immediately clear Friday whether the investigation had been completed.
No suspects have been arrested in McEachin’s death and police do not have a description of the vehicle that hit him. Anyone with information about the fatal collision is asked to call investigators at 770-288-8293.
In other news:
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.