ATLANTA (AP) — One of the busiest interchanges in metro Atlanta has been named in honor of traffic reporter the late Herb Emory.
Georgia 400 and Interstate 85 flyover ramp was named in memory of Emory, known to his audience as “Capt. Herb,” during a dedication ceremony Wednesday at the state Capitol.
Emory was a longtime and well-known traffic reporter for WSB Radio and WSB-TV in Atlanta. He died in April 2014 of a heart attack after stopping to help at the scene of an accident. He was 61.
During the ceremony, Emory was remembered by his widow, Karen Emory, his traffic team and state leaders including Gov. Nathan Deal, for his huge heart and his dedication to the community.
The interchange is now called the “Captain Herb Emory Flyover Ramp.”