One person died in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 72 in Athens on Wednesday night.
Robert Toney Jr., 54, of Athens, was killed while crossing the highway at Hine Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
A car struck and killed Toney as he crossed the highway, police said. That wreck lead to the sudden stop of three vehicles behind it, causing a second four-car crash.
A stretch of Highway 72 closed for a short time until the scene was cleared.
The wreck is still under investigation.