Pedestrian killed in Brookhaven

An Atlanta woman was struck by a car and killed early Sunday when she stepped onto Peachtree Road in Brookhaven, authorities said.

The incident happened just after 2:30 a.m. just north of Dresden Drive, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

A State Patrol spokesman said Sarah Christy Gilliland, 35, stepped into the right lane and into the path of a northbound 2006 BMW 750i.

The State Patrol said in a statement that Gilliland was not in a crosswalk, and no charges are anticipated against the 34-year-old Roswell man driving the BMW.

Single car wreck claims driver in Midtown

The driver died on the scene of a single-vehicle wreck in Midtown early Sunday.

The wreck happened around 12:15 a.m. in the 300 block of Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta police said.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the driver as 27-year-old Kerry D. Harris Jr. of Atlanta. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Police said speed may have been a factor in the crash, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The vehicle was traveling west on Ponce when the driver lost control in a curve and hit a fire hydrant, a rock wall and a concrete wall, police said. The vehicle ended up on its side with the driver’s door area crushed.

The investigation is continuing.

Fire forces evacuation of Buckhead hotel

No injuries were reported in an overnight fire that forced the evacuation of a high-rise Buckhead hotel.

Channel 2 Action News reported that the fire broke out around midnight in a kitchen storeroom at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in the 3300 block of Lenox Road.

While the fire was contained to the kitchen in the basement of the 25-floor hotel, smoke got into the lobby and other areas of the building.

Guests were allowed back into their rooms after 2 a.m. Sunday, Channel 2 reported.

Staff writer Angel K. Brooks contributed to this article.