An Atlanta Police officer was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver just north of downtown late Tuesday night.

Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas, a 15-year veteran of the force, was assisting another officer with a traffic accident on the Brookwood Interchange ramp from  I-75 southbound to I-85 northbound, and had just gotten out of her patrol car when she was hit. Thomas was 46 years old, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The driver, 22-year-old Chasity Jones, was charged with driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, first degree and reckless driving.

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