Man charged af­ter crash kills ‘Free­way Johnny’

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

AT­LANTA (AP) — Po­lice say a mo­torist is ac­cused of drunken driv­ing in a wreck that killed a home­less man known as “Free­way Johnny,” who greeted driv­ers for years near At­lanta’s Down­town Con­nec­tor.

WSB-TV re­ports that Johnny John­son Jr. would stand with a sign and wave and sa­lute peo­ple stuck in traf­fic near In­ter­state 20 east­bound.

At­lanta po­lice say 25-year-old Joshua Reese left the ramp and slammed into John­son’s tent as he slept un­der a bridge early Satur­day. Ful­ton County Jail records show that Reese faces sev­eral charges.

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