semi truck clayton

FOREST PARK, GA (CBS46)—Clayton County police are searching for a semi-truck driver who fled the scene after striking a vehicle and two pedestrians on the highway.

According to Clayton County police, the accident happened on Thursday just before 9 p.m. near the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at I-75 northbound near the I-285 west on-ramp.

A police spokesperson said a HERO unit stopped behind two tractor-trailers on the shoulder. The HERO driver was in the process of assisting motorists on the highway. Moments later, the semi-truck, attempting to pass, hit a disabled vehicle and two people who exited their vehicles on the highway.

The semi-truck driver did not stop at the accident, and witnesses were not able to get a description of the driver.

One of the victims was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Clayton County police at 770-477-3747.

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