Passenger killed in I-285 crash identified
August 21, 2012 01:43 PM | 3598 views | 4 4 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

CUMBERLAND – Cobb Police have identified a man killed in a crash on Interstate 285 on Thursday as Raul Madonado-Lopez, 29, of Norcross. Madonado-Lopez was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash, which occurred at the beginning of Thursday’s afternoon rush hour just west of the Chattahoochee River bridge.

Cobb Police are still investigating the crash, which occurred when a tractor-trailer, a Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck and a Lexus car collided in the eastbound lanes of I-285 around 4:20 p.m. Thursday. The pick-up truck Madonado-Lopez was riding in rolled over multiple times, Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said. The driver of that truck, Enio Tejada, 50, of Lawrenceville, was taken by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses gave conflicting accounts as to which of the three drivers made an improper lane change, police said. The Lexus was driven by Mark Shorthouse, 37, of Atlanta, and the tractor-trailer was driven by Jamie Poole, 39, of Lula, police said. Neither were hurt in the crash.

On Sunday, Cobb Police investigators closed the portion of I-285 so they could reconstruct the crash, and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information is asked to call Cobb County police at 770-499-3987

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anonymous
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August 22, 2012
were they legal?
gzapata76
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August 23, 2012
Just because he has a spanish name does no mean that you have to ask their status. I could have a english name and be illegal. People from England, Jamaica, France, China, Japan, Australia and other parts of the world can be illegal here and not have a spanish name. Get a education!!! FYI, I'm citizen and I have a spanish name. Maybe you are the one illegal and that's why you have they anonymous name?
gzapata76
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August 23, 2012
Just because he has a spanish name does no mean that you have to ask their status. I could have a english name and be illegal. People from England, Jamaica, France, China, Japan, Australia and other parts of the world can be illegal here and not have a spanish name. Get a education!!! FYI, I'm citizen and I have a spanish name. Maybe you are the one illegal and that's why you have they anonymous name?
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