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Tractor trailer driver from Texas arrested for death of woman on I-285

A woman was killed when she was hit by a 18 wheeler on I-285 near Riverwood High School where my son had his glory days in high school football.

Rosario Velez, 44, was in her minivan stopped in the I-285 emergency lane at Riverside Drive, making a phone call, when she was struck by an tractor trailer that, according to the police report, crossed over into the emergency lane to hit her.

Local police arrested Joseph Leon Golden, 43, the truck driver from El Paso, Texas.  He has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and a lane violation, and is being held at the Fulton County Jail on $5,500 bond.

Contact GRESHAM pc today if you or a loved one is the victim of a tractor-trailer or 18 wheeler accident for a free case evaluation.