Man hit on I-75 in Crisp County identified

Crisp Co. Crash Follow up

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - A man was hit near mile marker 95 in the northbound lane on I-75 after the person got into an initial accident in Crisp County, according to officials.

Sterling Howard, 35, of Union City, was identified as the man hit in the incident, officials said.

The initial accident involved a vehicle that hit a dump truck assigned to interstate construction on the southbound side of I-75, according to Haley Wade, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.

Wade said one of the individuals got out of their vehicle and was then hit by another vehicle.

Howard is currently in critical condition and was taken by Crisp County EMS to Crisp Regional Hospital. The man was transported by AirEvac.

The call came in to 911 around 9:43 p.m., according to Wade.

“We did locate where he was last night, he was about 15 miles from the location of where he was hit, that’s where he had left his car and set out walking last night around midnight,” Billy Hancock, Crisp County sheriff, said.

This is a developing story and WALB will provide updates as information comes in.

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