Man hit, killed by MARTA bus in Clayton County

Credit: WSBTV Videos

MARTA bus filled with passengers hits, kills man in Clayton County

Credit: WSBTV Videos

Authorities are investigating after a man was hit and killed by a MARTA bus in Clayton County on Monday night.

Passengers on the bus said by the time they saw the man in the road, it was too late for the driver to stop, Channel 2 Action News reported. He was dead when emergency crews arrived at the intersection of Ga. 85 and Garden Walk Boulevard about 9 p.m.

The 33-year-old victim was not in a crosswalk when he was struck, according to Clayton County police. He was wearing dark clothing and there were no lights in the area.

“The bus driver was not going that fast, because this is where I stop,” passenger Kendra Crall told Channel 2. “But this guy was just like a blip. Smash. And then he ended up underneath the bus.”

According to a MARTA spokeswoman, five passengers were on the bus, and none reported any injuries in the wreck.

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Crall and her fellow passengers got off the bus to check on the man, but he was crushed, she said. The victim’s name is not being released until his family is notified.

“The investigation is still in the preliminary phase and ongoing at this time,” police spokesman Officer Johnny Carroll said in a news release. “The victim’s name will be released once family has been notified.”

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