ATLANTA (AP) -- Several exits to midtown Atlanta were closed as police investigated the death of a stranded motorist who was struck and killed in a fiery crash.
Authorities say the man was inspecting damage to his vehicle after he struck a guardrail along the Downtown Connector when he was struck by a second vehicle early Tuesday morning.
Atlanta police Capt. Adam Lee III tells CBS Atlanta that the man was against the guardrail on the ramp from Interstate 75/85 south to the exit leading to 10th, 14th, and 17th streets when the accident happened shortly after 2 a.m.
The vehicle that struck the man caught fire, trapping the driver. Lee said that motorist was rescued from his burning vehicle, and his injuries aren't considered life-threatening.
The ramp was reopened later Tuesday morning.