Cobb County Requests Public Assistance Following Fatal Hit-and-Run

An unfortunate occurrence on Austell Road in Cobb County occurred in the calm hours of early Saturday morning, and local police called for assistance from the public. Following an unnamed woman’s death in a hit-and-run accident, the community and the police are looking for explanations.

It happened south of the intersection with Hicks Road, shortly after 5:30 a.m. Cobb County Police Department (CCPD) reports state that the accident occurred when a white 2014 Ford Econoline was headed north. Outside of a designated crosswalk, an unnamed woman trying to cross Austell Road stepped straight into the path of the approaching Ford.

The woman was launched skyward when the Ford’s driver-side mirror impacted her. She then came to rest on the road and was tragically struck again by a red 2012 Chrysler 200, driven by 49-year-old Marietta resident John Anderson, who was also heading north. Uninjured, Anderson pulled over in a neighboring parking lot and stayed at the scene.

The woman was declared dead at the scene of the collision. Possibly in her late 20s to early 40s, she is characterized as Hispanic. The Ford driver proceeded northbound on Austell Road in the aftermath, not pausing to offer assistance or make a call. Because of this move, CCPD is working harder to find the victim and the motorist who caused the first hit.

The local community has been shook by this terrible incident, thus law enforcement is asking for assistance from the public. Come forward, CCPD asks, if you may have seen the event or know who the victim or the escaping driver is. Detective teams are examining traffic camera footage and contacting possible witnesses to try and piece together the events that preceded this terrible accident.

The event draws attention to the continuous problems with pedestrian awareness and road safety in the region. utilizing this occasion, Cobb County officials are reminding locals and tourists of the need of utilizing designated crosswalks and the legal requirements of drivers to stop and offer aid in the case of an accident.

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Given such a needless death, the community expects justice and closure for the victim’s family as the inquiry proceeds. Detectives are looking for any clues that could help solve this terrible case; information can be reported to the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.

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