During the month of January, a deadly pedestrian accident on Interstate 85 occurred. The exact location of this tragic Norcross pedestrian accident seems to have been on I-85 North between Pleasantdale Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Police stated that they were still investigating this fatal accident.
What police have determined during their investigation so far is that a Corrections Work Detail crew was cleaning debris on the roadway on January 23, 2013,when the dead body was discovered off Dawson Boulevard and Graves Road. Police officers were called to the scene where the body was found next to a concrete barrier and a small ravine. According to a news release from Gwinnett County spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter, this location could not be seen from the interstate.
The deceased was identified as 24-year-old Leviticus D. Charleston of Stone Mountain; however, police do not know much about what occurred leading up to his death. According to Gwinnett County Police records, calls were received the evening of January 11, 2013, regarding a male walking northbound on I-85 along the center concrete median and walking into traffic. One phone call came in stating that a pedestrian was hit by a car in that same area, so police officers and the Fire Department were dispatched to the area; however, they didn’t find anything upon searching.
Based on this information and decomposition of the body, police believe the deceased and the pedestrian police were notified about are one in the same person. Sadly, Leviticus Charleston died from the injuries he sustained after being hit by a vehicle on I-85. Police are still looking for information regarding this deadly pedestrian accident. If you have any information, please call Investigator T.P. Corradino #1410 at 678-442-5624.
Shane Smith Law would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Leviticus Charleston.