The interstate can be a dangerous place to break down, particularly when it is dark. The speeds in which vehicles travel can make it impossible to stop quickly. Even when people pull over to the safety of the shoulder, they can still place their lives at risk.
A 20-year-old man changing a tire near Spaghetti Junction was struck and killed Wednesday, July 13.
David Wesley of Stone Mountain had stopped to change his tire on the I-85 Northbound ramp from I-285 north. He had pulled over onto the right shoulder at around 5:30 a.m.
Wesley had been working to change a tire on the drivers side when he was struck by a Nissan Sentra. The 21-year-old driver of the Sentra stopped at the scene of the accident.
Wesley was an Oregon native and was on his way to his job at a Buckhead Starbucks when he was killed. His girlfriend, 20-year-old Sarina Ivory told media reporters that she and Wesley had met while in high school. They attended a 5-week music program at Boston’s Berklee College of Music together.
After graduating from high school, Wesley moved to Atlanta to be with Ivory.
Ivory had this to say of Wesley: “He inspired me every day,” she said. “He had that very bubbly, sweet personality, everybody loved him. He’s one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met.”
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