2 killed in separate Atlanta pedestrian, wrong-way driver crashes

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

Two people were killed Saturday morning in separate vehicle crashes in Atlanta, police said.

In the first incident, authorities said they were called to the intersection of Campbellton and Butner roads at about 12:40 a.m. and found 51-year-old Willie Simmons dead. Police suspect the man was struck by a vehicle while attempting to walk across the southwest Atlanta road.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the incident remained at the scene. Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances that led up to the fatal crash.

Less than five hours later, officials responded to a crash on I-20 and found a person dead in an eastbound lane, Atlanta police said. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Jayla Cayruth by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Authorities said Cayruth was driving in the eastbound lane when a wrong-way driver struck her vehicle.

No information was provided on a suspect.

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