Multiple witnesses saw woman fall out of Lamborghini in Buckhead

October 13, 2021 Atlanta: A memorial of flowers is growing outside Havertys Furniture located at 3255 Peachtree Road in Buckhead on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 after a woman died within hours of tumbling out of a moving car in Buckhead late Sunday, and police are working to determine if she was pushed from it. The woman was found unconscious on the pavement in the intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree roads about 11 p.m., Atlanta police said in a statement. She was rushed to a hospital but died of her injuries. “Preliminary investigation indicated that the victim may have been pushed or may have fallen from a moving vehicle,” the statement said. Police said the car sped away from the scene, leaving her behind. It has not been located. While officers were initially called to the scene on a report of a person being hit by a car, it is not clear if such a crash resulted in the woman’s death. An investigation is ongoing. (John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)

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October 13, 2021 Atlanta: A memorial of flowers is growing outside Havertys Furniture located at 3255 Peachtree Road in Buckhead on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 after a woman died within hours of tumbling out of a moving car in Buckhead late Sunday, and police are working to determine if she was pushed from it. The woman was found unconscious on the pavement in the intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree roads about 11 p.m., Atlanta police said in a statement. She was rushed to a hospital but died of her injuries. “Preliminary investigation indicated that the victim may have been pushed or may have fallen from a moving vehicle,” the statement said. Police said the car sped away from the scene, leaving her behind. It has not been located. While officers were initially called to the scene on a report of a person being hit by a car, it is not clear if such a crash resulted in the woman’s death. An investigation is ongoing. (John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)

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Multiple witnesses saw a woman fall to her death from a moving car Monday night in Buckhead, according to 911 calls released Wednesday.

Atlanta police have not determined whether Catherine Khan, 28, was pushed out of the vehicle and have not publicly identified its driver. But one witness told 911 dispatchers he saw the woman get into an argument before she was thrown through the car’s roof and fell to the pavement at the intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree roads.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a white or gray Lamborghini with a distinctive vanity plate.

“There was a gray Lamborghini that was driving,” a male caller said in the newly released audio tapes. “There was a fight, there was an altercation. The Lamborghini took off, and she was thrown out from the car, off the top of the roof. They pushed her out.”

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In another 911 call, a woman sounded frantic when she reported “someone just got hit by a car.” There is commotion and yelling in the background. “It’s really bad right now,” she told dispatchers.

Both callers said the woman was breathing but unconscious a few minutes after the incident. One caller was given instructions on how to perform CPR until help arrived about 11 p.m., and Khan was rushed to a hospital.

She later died of her injuries.

A memorial was growing Wednesday morning at the bustling Buckhead intersection, where mourners left flowers on the sidewalk as cars and people rushed past. On a Facebook page dedicated to her memory, friends described Khan as having positive energy, a generous soul and a lively spirit.

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Catherine Khan (right) was found in the middle of the Piedmont and Peachtree intersection Monday.

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Catherine Khan (right) was found in the middle of the Piedmont and Peachtree intersection Monday.

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Catherine Khan (right) was found in the middle of the Piedmont and Peachtree intersection Monday.

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“You encompassed happiness and living life to the fullest and you fought like hell to get out of situations that were thrown your way and I’ve always been so proud of you for that. To watch you evolve into this gorgeous, selfless, loving woman is just so joyous and I’ve been so proud of you with every step you’ve taken. I can’t imagine doing life without you,” a friend wrote on the page.

Other friends noted how Khan ensured every moment was spent making cherished memories with friends and family.

“Catherine may have had her life cut short, but the living she did while she was with us was more fun, happy, wild times than most people will experience in a full lifetime,” another friend wrote.

A GoFundMe campaign created by friends to help the family with funeral expenses raised more than $1,000 within the first few hours.

As of Wednesday morning, Khan’s death remained under investigation and had not been classified, either as a homicide or an accident. Investigators have not said if the car involved was located.