One person was killed Thursday in a crash on I-75. (Credit: Atlanta Fire Rescue)

UPDATE: Woman killed trying to change tire ID’d

A woman killed Thursday afternoon trying to change a tire on I-75 North in Atlanta has been identified, the Georgia State Patrol said Friday.

Josefina Sanchez and three other people were changing the tire on the Ford pickup truck when a gold Cadillac hit them at Langford Parkway, the GSP said in an emailed statement.


The truck was stopped partially in the HOV lane on the left shoulder, according to the GSP. The Cadillac, driven by 22-year-old Nicholas Mirtschink, hit the truck and the people. Carl Taylor, 83, was a passenger in the Cadillac. They were not injured.

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The other three people who were changing the tire were taken to Atlanta Medical Center, according to the GSP. Their conditions are not known.

They were identified as driver Emiliano Rodriquez, 71, and passengers Fernando Medina, 59, and Lidia Rodriquez, 53, according to the GSP.

No charges have been filed in the deadly crash, which remains under investigation. Several lanes on the expressway were closed at one point.

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