Family remembers Georgia Tech student killed on Downtown Connector

While police continue to investigate the death of a Georgia Tech freshman from Gwinnett County, his family forgives any mistakes he might have made. 

Kaden Campbell, who graduated from Brookwood High School last year, was killed Saturday as he tried to cross the busy Downtown Connector, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

The driver stayed on the scene and no charges are anticipated. 

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His father, Brandon Campbell, told Channel 2 Action News he is proud of his son.

“And if he made a mistake and got himself in this situation, it doesn’t diminish how great of a young man he was, and how much we love him and miss him,” Campbell said.

Campbell said his son was a straight-A student who was accepted to several colleges, but chose Georgia Tech and was proud of that choice.

“The best day of his life was getting accepted into Georgia Tech,” Campbell said.

Campbell told WSB Radio that he doesn’t know why his son was apparently trying to cross the interstate.

“I would love those answers,” he said.

Campbell said his son was pledging the Sigma Nu fraternity, but he doesn’t believe his death is related to those activities. 

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