Off-duty Ga. deputy killed in hit-and-run

Police are searching for the driver that struck and killed Deputy Cedrean McEachin


Shaddi Abusaid
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Henry County police are searching for a driver they say struck and killed a Fulton County deputy on the side of I-75 last week before speeding away from the scene.

The incident occurred about 5 a.m. Friday after Cedrean Jacquis McEachin, 28, of McDonough, struck the guardrail in his black 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, Henry County police spokesman Maj. Joey Smith said. 

The initial wreck occurred in the southbound lanes near mile marker 225. McEachin was able to get out of the Camaro, but he was struck and killed by another driver on the interstate, police said.

The driver of the car that hit him did not stop at the scene. 

The deputy’s funeral was held Friday, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said. McEachin had worked for the department since February 2015.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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