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DOT HERO worker Moses King, 44, dies months after alleged drunk driver Lindsay Clark strikes him while working accident scene on downtown connector in Atlanta, Georgia

Modified Date: 
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:28pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2015

DOT HERO worker hit by car, critically injured

  According to Atlanta Police, the Georgia Department of Transportation HERO worker had arrived on the scene of a tractor trailer crash on the downtown connector around 1:30 a.m.  As he was putting down flares, a driver struck him. Emergency responders transported the GDOT employee to Grady hospital. The driver, a 25-year-old female, was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving and failure to obey the move over law.  That statute requires drivers to either slow down or move over to give emergency workers one lane of space while they work on the roadway.

HERO worker critically injured in Atlanta freeway crash

Atlanta police say a highway emergency responder was critically injured when he was struck by a car on the city's Downtown Connector. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that HERO officer Moses King was struck around 1:40 a.m. HERO is an acronym for the state transportation department's Highway Emergency Response Operators program. The Atlanta newspaper reports that police arrested a motorist, who is suspected of skidding into King. Sunday while setting flares to block two lanes of traffic because of an earlier wreck near 17th Street.

Crews close Downtown Connector for accident re-creation

Crews have closed five lanes on northbound I-75/85 at North Avenue to re-create an accident that took place on August 1.

HERO operator dies of injuries from August I-75 crash in Midtown

King was marking the road near 17th Street on the I-75/85 Downtown Connector because of another accident when Lindsay Clark’s 2006 Mazda skidded into him and then hit another vehicle, police said.

DA: Driver was under influence when she struck, killed HERO worker

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Lindsay Clark, 26, will face charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and related charges.

People Involved: 
Moses King
Lindsay Clark

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