Dozens of people rushed out of their homes after hearing the crash, neighbors told Channel 2. Will Hakes said he, his wife and his neighbor helped the driver of the sedan, who was trapped inside his car.
They also tried to help Higginbotham, who was ejected from his vehicle and died at the scene.
“We walked over to the gentleman who was possibly deceased, and my wife was just saying prayers, and we were just waiting," Hakes said.
The crash happened hours after another deadly wreck on I-75 that killed a retired Atlanta Municipal Court judge.
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Elaine Carlisle, 65, died at Kennestone Hospital after she lost control on the ramp from I-285 to I-75 South, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
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Channel 2's Michael Seiden spoke with the victim's daughter.