News Midday Update: Roswell police identify Ga. 400 crash victim; Big 3 making little headway in push for bailout; Mega Millions jackpot now $86 million

Police identify the driver killed in a crash on Ga. 400 as 35-year-old Christian Michael Gomez of Roswell.

The crash happened around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound side of the highway. Police clocked a red Hyundai Sante Fe traveling at 120 mph. Officers say the driver of the sport utility vehicle lost control and hit a bridge support of Holcomb Bridge Road.

Investigators say the impact caused the SUV to split into several pieces.

Roswell police say the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Associated Press

Big 3 making little headway in push for bailout

Congressional backers of $25 billion in emergency loans to the domestic auto industry are urging colleagues not to punish the Detroit's Big Three automakers for past mistakes. But the heads of the companies seemed to be making little headway in building support.

The CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are pressing their case for the bailout before the House Financial Services Committee, a day after sometimes confrontational testimony before a Senate panel.

Committee Chairman Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, suggested the existence of a congressional bias in agreeing to help white-collar bankers but not blue-collar auto workers.

But Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus, an Alabama Republican, said the bailout would only "push the problem further down the path."

Associated Press

Mega Millions jackpot now $86 million

The jackpot in the Mega Millions multistate lottery has grown to $86 million.

The rollover occurred because no player matched all the winning numbers from Tuesday night's $73 million drawing.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be Friday night.

Although there was no grand prize winner, two players won second prizes of $250,000 apiece. None of those tickets were sold in Illinois. Another 27 players, including two who purchased their tickets in Illinois, won third prizes of $10,000 apiece.

The winning numbers from Tuesday night's drawing were: 10, 15, 22, 52 and 53 The Mega Ball number was 12.

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