As of Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The woman who died on Interstate 85 near Duluth on Monday afternoon has been identified as 34-year-old Rabia Adnan. The tractor-trailer driver who allegedly triggered the wreck that caused her death has not been charged with a crime.
Adnan -- her identity released Tuesday by the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office -- was reportedly riding in her family's Nissan Pathfinder down I-85 south at about 1:20 p.m. Monday when the tractor-trailer to her left began to merge into the lane. The SUV was forced out of the lane and into the side of a box truck.
The Pathfinder then shot off the interstate near Steve Reynolds Boulevard, flipped multiple times and ejected Adnan, who was riding in the front passenger seat. It flipped over the guardrail and landed on the onramp.
Adnan, a Duluth resident, later died. The adult man driving the Pathfinder and two child passengers -- presumed to be her family -- were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, whose identity has not been released, did not stop at the scene of the crash but was located Monday at his original Cobb County destination. He has been interviewed by police, but, as of Tuesday, was not facing any criminal charges.
"The truck driver was questioned and has not been charged with anything," Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said. "Investigators are following up on all leads."
The driver of the box truck did remain at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said. He was not injured.