Beloved Atlanta Traffic Reporter Dies While Helping Accident Victims

Beloved Atlanta Traffic Reporter Dies While Helping Accident Victims

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Captain_Herb_Emory_traffic_reporter-WSB-fileCaptain Herb Emory, the radio personality relied upon for Atlanta traffic updates, is being remembered this week as a caring, cheerful voice.

Emory stopped to help victims at a car accident on Saturday when he suffered a heart attack.

The traffic reporter at WSB-750 AM for 23 years, Captain Herb died doing what he did every day, helping people.

“I didn’t know the man, I just heard him on the radio,” said listener Ray Jackson, who telephoned the Good News Network with the story tip. “You don’t run into good people like him all the time: He was one of a kind.”

Colleagues remembered that he made people feel good even whent he traffic was bad.

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“Atlanta’s got terrible traffic, so everyone listens to him,” added Jackson, who lives in the East Point suburb of Atlanta. “He impacted a lot of people’s lives.”

Georgia lawmakers are already moving to name the new highway 85 interchange in memory of the longtime traffic reporter, who died over the weekend.

(WATCH the video below and READ the remembrance in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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