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Wrong-way driver kills motorist on Atlanta’s I-85


Posted on Apr 26, 2010

A driver was killed in the southbound lane of I-85 when he was hit by a wrong-way driver early on Sunday morning.
 
On Sunday, April 25 a green BMX entered the interstate at Shallowsford Road and headed north in the southbound lane.  The vehicle collided with a gold Lexus that was driven by twenty-six-year-old Steven Naraine of Atlanta.  The Lexus was then hit by two more vehicles. Naraine was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The driver of the BMW, 26-year-old Manuel Rivera, was driving under the influence of alcohol.  He is in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital and will be transferred to DeKalb County Jail.  He is charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, DUI and driving the wrong way.
 
Two other drivers were taken to the hospital for evaluation and released.
 
In February another driver caused a wrong way accident on the stretch of I-85 in the northbound lane. That driver was also driving while under the influence of alcohol.
 
The Law Offices of Shane Smith offer our condolences to the family and friends of Steven Naraine.
 

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