Pedestrian killed on Clayton County interstate

A pedestrian died after being struck by several vehicles on a Clayton County interstate Wednesday night.

The woman, whose name is being withheld until relatives can be notified, was hit just after 10:30 p.m. on I-285 at I-75, Clayton County police spokeswoman Danielle Rosa said.

The incident was the second pedestrian fatality along I-75 in Clayton County in less than a week.

Early Saturday, a Missouri man was struck by several vehicles and killed on I-75 northbound near Mount Zion Boulevard.

Clayton County police Sgt. Kevin Hughes said investigators did not know why 22-year-old John Scott Lewis was on the interstate.

“Clayton County police do not promote the use of the interstate as means of pedestrian’s travel,” Hughes said in an e-mail. “Please contact the police if you ever see anyone walking on the interstate.”

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