Pedestrian struck and killed in Canton

CANTON — Authorities are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a car north of Atlanta, shutting down a busy road during Thursday morning's commute.

The person was struck before 7 a.m. Thursday on East Cherokee Drive near Berry Patch Road.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said East Cherokee Drive remained closed at 8:15 a.m.

Details of the death were not immediately available.