I-285 South (Atlanta, GA)

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  1. Lyv Wire

    Lyv Wire Member

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    According to reports from WSB radio AM 750 Atlanta, 3 or 4 18 wheelers involved in a major crash on the west side @ Cascade Road . This is a heavily travelled route especially for south bound I-75 traffic going to Florida . As I heard the reports ....a UPS mechanic was killed while working on a broken- down unit. We'll have more details soon.
     
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    Multi-Truck Crash Shuts Down I-285; One Killed

    POSTED: 5:48 am EDT June 7, 2006
    UPDATED: 6:43 am EDT June 7, 2006

    FULTON COUNTY -- A fatal accident involving four trucks shut down I-285 southbound near Cascade Road early Wednesday morning.

    Police say a mechanic working on a stalled UPS truck was killed when a tractor trailer slammed into the back of a third truck setting off a chain reaction.

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  3. Kennesaw Kid

    Kennesaw Kid Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Randy G. was a member of Teamsters Local 728 in ATL and was a mechanic at the ATL Hub. His Daughter just started college and he has a younger son. Randy was 47 years old.

    It was said a lady driving a Crete truck was driving and fell asleep and ran off the road where Randy was under the UPS feeder tuck fixing a broken air valve and never knew what hit him. The feeder truck was pushed in the guard rail and she jack-knifed and cased 2 other trucks to wreck......fatigue....the freight is not worth the risk!.....KK
     
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    If it was caused by a Crete truck, this will be the second recent high-profile accident with fatalities for them. It was a Crete truck that hit the car and school bus in Florida earlier this year.
     

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