All northbound lanes of I-85 were shut down north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as police investigated a serious pedestrian accident. The incident happened about 8 a.m. on I-85 northbound between Sylvan Road and Cleveland Avenue.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Georgia State Patrol searches for driver in I-85 hit-and-run

The Georgia State Patrol needs your help finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a woman and shut down all northbound lanes of I-85 in the middle of Friday morning rush hour.

The incident happened about 8 a.m. on I-85 northbound between Sylvan Road and Cleveland Avenue.

According to the State Patrol and Atlanta police, 22-year-old Joresa Critten of Stone Mountain apparently jumped from a moving vehicle for unknown reasons, and was struck by another vehicle that left the scene.

Critten was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious head and leg injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Authorities have not released a description of the hit-and-run vehicle.

All northbound lanes of I-85 north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport reopened just before 10:30 a.m.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the State Patrol at 404-624-6077.

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