A brother and sister were killed while changing a tire Monday after both were hit by a car entering northbound I-75 in Morrow, police said.
Traffic was backed up for up to three miles around lunchtime after a multi-vehicle accident followed the initial incident, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
“They were changing a tire in the gore in between the entrance ramp and 75,” Morrow police spokesman Capt. James Callaway told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, referring to the V-shaped space where the on-ramp merges onto the highway.
The woman, in her 30s, was killed on the scene, police said.
Her brother was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later was pronounced dead, Callaway said.
The driver who hit the individuals stopped, Callaway said.
The victims have not been identified, pending notification of next of kin.
Multiple drivers stopped to offer aid, police said.
The incident happened sometime before 11:30 a.m. at the northbound on-ramp from Jonesboro Road. The ramp was closed while an accident reconstruction team investigated, Callaway said.
Two of the four lanes of I-75 also were closed, according to the Department of Transportation, and traffic was backed up for about three miles, stretching south into Henry County.
Traffic was cleared by 2 p.m.
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