Interstate 85 was shut down near the Gwinnett Place area for several hours Thursday morning after a driver who left his vehicle was hit by another vehicle, police said.
Police said a male driver stopped his vehicle in the right, southbound lane of I-85 at Boggs Road in Duluth, according to Daily Post news partner FOX 5 Atlanta. He got out of his car, was struck by a passing vehicle and died at the scene, according to police.
Gwinnett police first notified residents on social media just before 3 a.m. that all southbound lanes of the interstate, except for the toll lane, were closed because of the accident. At 4 a.m., police announced all traffic was being diverted off onto a southbound access road.
FOX 5 reported that traffic was diverted on the access ramp to Pleasant Hill Road. Gwinnett police announced on Facebook just before 6 a.m. that all lanes on the interstate had been re-opened.
The Gwinnett County Police Department’s accident investigation unit is looking into the incident, but the victim’s identity had not been released as of Thursday night.