Danna Rodriguez
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department / via Facebook
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department / via Facebook

Family still seeking answers after student killed in hit-and-run on I-285

It’s been almost seven months since Danna Forero Rodriguez was killed in a mysterious hit-and-run on I-285. Her family is still looking for answers as investigators ask for the public’s help.

Rodriguez, a 22-year-old college student, was struck by “multiple vehicles” on Feb. 27, police said. The crash happened between 4 and 4:30 a.m. on the entrance to I-285 westbound between the main lanes of the highway and the exit lanes of Buford Highway, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Investigators and Rodriguez’s family are still trying to piece together what happened. In a Facebook post Monday, DeKalb County police said they “need your help” since “no drivers have come forth with any information” so far.

Diana Rodriguez was hit by multiple vehicles around 5 a.m. last Wednesday. None of the vehicles that hit her stopped.

Police said parts from at least two cars were found at the scene — enough damage that drivers would know they hit someone.

The victim’s friends told Channel 2 Action News in March that Rodriguez did not live near the site of the crash and wasn’t walking to or from her car. They did not know who she was with or how she was struck. A friend said she doesn’t believe Rodriguez would’ve walked on the interstate to take her own life.

Anyone who has information about the incident or was driving on I-285 at that time is asked to contact DeKalb police at 678-406-7929.

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