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Victim identified after tire hits vehicle traveling on GA-400

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(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)

The Georgia Dept. of Transportation has confirmed a loose tire fell off a truck heading northbound and bounced across the highway into traffic heading southbound, striking another vehicle and killing the driver.

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Julianna Shedrawy of Alpharetta. 

“I mean, I did nothing wrong,” said Jorge Herrera.

Herrera said it was his tire that came loose while he was driving from Conyers to Ball Ground.

“I mean, I really am sorry,” he said. “I didn’t do nothing. The tire fell off, I have no idea how. I mean I’m driving this truck pretty much every day.”

Herrera said he didn’t realize he’d even lost the tire at first. He backed down along the highway, unaware it had already landed into oncoming traffic.

“The only thing I can say is I’m sorry,” he said. “I’m not doing nothing wrong, just driving like everyone else.”

The accident led to a traffic jam southbound, closing two lanes near the site of the crash. 

A Go Fund Me account has been set up for a college fund for Shedrawy's children.

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