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Weekend roadwork lessens for Easter weekend

Weekend roadwork lessens for Easter weekend

(WXIA) -- Only one major daytime closure will affect drivers on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

The leftmost lane on I-285 north will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crews must close the lane to remove a barrier wall.

"With only that one closure on I-285, everyone should have an easier time getting to their destination," Georgia Department of Transportation District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a statement.

Nighttime closures will still occur in a handful of locations.

Three right lanes of I-20 west between Wesley Chapel and Candler roads will be closed for striping every night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Two left lanes of I-285 north between I-20 and Peachtree Dunwoody Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will work to replace a barrier wall in that location.

Other scheduled closures for sweeping, drain cleaning and slab replacement include:

Police ID suspect in fatal hit-and-run of 2-year-old boy


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Police have released the name and a photo of the man they believe struck and killed a 2-year-old boy in Tucker and then drove off. Police believe that the suspect, 57-year-old Concepcion Cruz, has fled the country.

DeKalb County Deputy Chief Operating Officer Cedric Alexander said Cruz is a resident of the United States but is from El Salvador. Late Thursday, authorities verified that Cruz boarded a flight for El Salvador on Tuesday.

Authorities say Cruz was driving the truck that hit 2-year-old Caleb Lindsay and his sister Myeria as they waited to cross a street with their mother.

Mother makes plea to driver her killed her 2-year-old


TUCKER, Ga -- The mother of a 2-year-old boy is making a plea to help find the driver of a pickup truck who killed him. DeKalb County Police said the boy and his family was hit by the truck Saturday afternoon while they were waiting to cross the street.

Vashti Lindsay told 11 Alive News she and her son Caleb and her 4-year-old daughter Myeria were standing on the curb waiting to cross Tucker Norcross Road when the pickup truck jumped the curb. "After he realized that he hit my kids I said please sir, stop, stop, stop," she said. "He kept flying like he didn't care."

Caleb was pronounced dead at the hospital. His sister was treated and released. She suffered a broken arm and scrapes to her face. "It's too much for me," Lindsay said. "If anybody has anything please help me, please help me."

Police seek vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Police have released a photo of a vehicle they believe was involved in a hit-and-run that left a 2-year-old boy dead and another child injured.

The fatal accident happened on Tucker Norcross Road around 5 p.m. Saturday. The children were standing at the entrance to a Walmart shopping center with their mother waiting to cross the road. The suspect pulled up to a stop sign, then proceeded to turn right onto Tucker Norcross Road. As he did, his vehicle ran over both children.

Police say the vehicle was an older-model white truck with a camper attached to it.

The youngest, a 2-year-old boy, was killed. A 4-year-old was also hit, but is expected to recover.

Police are searching for a hit and run driver.


A two-year-old child is dead after being hit by a car on Tucker Norcross Road Saturday afternoon.

The driver, who also hit the boy's four-year-old sister, did not stop after striking the children.

The incident occurred around 5 p.m. The children were standing at the entrance to a Walmart shopping center with their mother waiting to cross the road. The suspect pulled up to a stop sign, then proceeded to turn right onto Tucker Norcross Road. As he did, his vehicle ran over both children.

The children were taken to a local hospital, where the two-year-old died. The four-year-old is expected to recover.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, driving a small older model white truck with a camper on the back.


Weekend construction to continue despite rain

Weekend construction to continue despite rain

(WXIA) -- Rain is in this weekend's forecast, but that won't stop Georgia Department of Transportation from working on scheduled road projects throughout the area.

GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said the department expects more people than usual on the road, as school districts begin and end their spring breaks.

"Call 511 or look at a mapping website before you leave home," Pringle said in a statement. "Motorists, including spring breakers ... need to plan ahead to avoid delays."

The new flyover ramps on the Interstate 85/Georgia 400 Interchange project are open, but crews still need to perform a little last-minute work on them. Lanes will be closed in places.

London Newton was discovered in a closet underneath a pile of clothes


TUCKER, Ga. -- A 4-year-old girl, who DeKalb County Police were searching for Tuesday morning, has been found.

London Newton was discovered in her own home, underneath a pile clothes, according to officials on the scene.

The search was called off after she had been found just before noon. She was last seen during breakfast around 8:30 a.m.