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ATLANTA (AP) - WSB-TV is reporting that longtime WSB Radio and Channel 2 Action News traffic reporter "Captain" Herb Emory has died.

According to the station, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Emory stopped Saturday to help at a car accident on South Burnt Hickory Road when he suddenly fell ill. He was transported to WellStar Douglas Hospital where he later died.

Emory had been with WSB Radio and Channel 2 Action News since 1991. He has served as an Atlanta traffic reporter since 1971.

Emory spent many hours a week in a helicopter hovering over metro Atlanta's frustrating traffic with a chipper, empathetic voice.

He was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2008 and received the inaugural Excellence in Motorsports Journalism Award in 2012.

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