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Police ID victim in Clayton County crash

3:57 PM, Oct 18, 2013   |    comments
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CLAYTON COUNTY -- One person is dead and at least six others are injured following a crash on Interstate 285 westbound near Jonesboro Road.

The crash happened around 10 p.m. when a motorist got out of their vehicle after it had stalled. The motorist was struck by multiple vehicles and died, according to Clayton County Police.

Police have identified the fatality as 23-year-old Sean Putnam of Peru, Vermont. Putnam was active duty military. He was a passenger in the vehicle that stopped to help the motorist. 

Officials say there were a total of five vehicles involved in the accident and at least one of the vehicles caught fire. Six motorists were injured, as a result. 

The accident is still under investigation.

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