ATLANTA, GA (May 28, 2024) — Atlanta Police are actively searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run on the I-85/I-75 connector that occurred Sunday night.

The incident took place around 11:50 p.m. when officers responded to a car accident on I-85 northbound near 17th Street.

Upon arrival, they discovered the driver of a Kia Optima critically injured. The driver, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner as 27-year-old Abari J. Meade, was transported to the hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries.

Fatal Hit-and-Run on I-85/I-75 Connector

The I-85/I-75 connector, where the fatal accident happened

Initial investigations revealed that the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling at the I-75/I-85 northbound split when they dangerously cut across the gore area and merged onto I-85. In doing so, the Chevrolet Suburban struck the parked Kia Optima on the right shoulder.

The driver of the Chevrolet Suburban fled the scene immediately after the collision, prompting a police search for the suspect. Authorities are still investigating to determine the full circumstances surrounding the tragic incident.

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DisclaimerThe content provided herein serves solely for informational purposes and does not constitute legal or medical advice. In the event of an accident, it is imperative to promptly seek medical assistance. Furthermore, please note that the image included in this post is purely illustrative and does not depict the actual scene of the incident.

Source: 11 Alive News

The map below shows the I-85/I-75 where the accident occurred