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Georgia Tech student, Brookwood grad hit, killed while walking on I-85 in Atlanta

Posted November 13, 2017 12:52 p.m. EST

— A recent Brookwood High School graduate was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 85.

Kaden Campbell, a first-year undergraduate at Georgia Tech and pledge of the university's Sigma Nu fraternity, was declared dead at the scene.

Officers told FOX 5 Atlanta that a preliminary investigation shows Campbell may have been attempting to cross where I-85 southbound meets northbound Interstate 75 in Atlanta on Friday night.

"On behalf of Georgia Tech, we extend our deepest condolences to Kaden's family and friends who are coping with the shock, confusion, and grief resulting from this tragedy," Georgia Tech's Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Life John M. Stein wrote in a letter.

Stein said that staff at Georgia Tech's Counseling Center are available to "support our community during this time of loss and grief."

Campbell was a member of the Brookwood High School Future Business Leaders of America organization when he was in high school. They took to Facebook to share their thoughts.

"He was as good as they come: a passionate member, dedicated officer, and inspiring person," the organization wrote on their Facebook page. "Our deepest condolences go out to his family."

Campbell also worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital in Lawrenceville as a kennel assistant, according to his Facebook page.

"We grieve in the loss of one of our own, Kaden Campbell," the hospital posted on their Facebook page. "A very special and talented young man...Kaden we love you. Rest In Peace."

The Atlanta Police Department's traffic unit is investigating the accident's details.