I-285 E in Sandy Springs closed: Police release new details

An eastbound BMW X5 sport utility vehicle was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, which then collided with the median wall. MIKE MORRIS / MMORRIS@AJC.COM

An eastbound BMW X5 sport utility vehicle was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, which then collided with the median wall. MIKE MORRIS / MMORRIS@AJC.COM

Sandy Springs police just issued this press release:

Sandy Springs Police investigators are on scene of a traffic fatality that occurred at approximately 4:30 am this morning. One vehicle traveling eastbound on interstate 285 was struck from behind by a Chevy Tahoe. The Chevy Tahoe then struck the median wall. The first vehicle, a BMW X5 SUV, stopped in the right emergency lane. The driver of the Chevy Tahoe walked across the interstate to the right emergency lane. The driver attempted to walk back across the interstate towards his vehicle and was struck by a vehicle. The male driver of the Chevy Tahoe was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the male driver is being held pending next of kin notification. No other information is available.

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