All northbound lanes of I-75 were blocked at C.W. Grant Parkway on Monday morning while authorities investigated a deadly pedestrian accident.
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Pedestrian killed in crash that shut down I-75 in Clayton for hours

A pedestrian was hit and killed on I-75 Monday morning, resulting in four hours of road closures and gridlock through the Southside.

The northbound lanes were shut down at C.W. Grant Parkway about 7:30 a.m. for authorities to conduct an investigation, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Traffic began flowing again about 11:30 a.m.

Tough delays remained out of Morrow through the lunch hour, the Traffic Center reported. 


 

Few details about the deadly incident have been released.

Clayton County police have not said why the victim, identified as 27-year-old Brandon Brown, was in the roadway.

Police were initially called to the scene after a passing driver spotted a shoe and bloody shirt in the roadway. When officers arrived, they found “several human body parts all over the six lanes of travel,” the spokesman said.

The driver who hit Brown did not stay at the scene, according to police. 

During the investigation, major delays stretched back more than six miles. At their worst, the trip from Mt. Zion Boulevard to I-285 clocked in at nearly four hours, according to the Traffic Center. 

Those stuck in the backups were eventually turned around and diverted off the interstate onto I-285 East. Commuters were crowding onto I-675, Old Dixie Highway and Jonesboro Road throughout the morning drive. 


 

The deadly incident remains under investigation.

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