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Two Tragic Hit-and-Run Crashes Kill Two Pedestrians Within Hours in Cobb County, Georgia

January 20, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- writes that two drivers struck pedestrians in Cobb County, Georgia, within hours of one another. The first incident occurred close to Six Flags over Georgia, and the second took place near Acworth in the north of the county.*

Police have since arrested both of the drivers. Reports indicate that officers called in SWAT teams for one of the suspects. 

The first crash killed a 64-year-old man who was crossing the road in the evening along Riverside Parkway. A 2020 Kia Optima struck the man. Following that incident, someone called the police to identify the vehicle based on damage observed on the Optima. Police located and arrested a 44-year-old woman who is the suspected driver. 

Hours later, a 47-year-old man from Emerson struck a curb and a bridge railing, damaging his van. The driver exited his car and attempted to collect debris from his vehicle when a 2010 Hyundai Sonata collided with him. The driver operating the Sonata then fled the scene on foot. The suspect entered a home and then refused to leave. The 26-year-old ultimately caused a three-hour stand-off with officers. The driver finally left the house, and police charged him with a felony hit-and-run and with driving on a suspended license. The suspect also had an earlier warrant out for his arrest after he neglected to appear for a court hearing involving an earlier traffic case. 

Officers are still investigating both incidents and are asking for any witnesses to report to the Cobb County Police Department. 

Hit-and-run crashes are on the rise nationally, and most of the victims are vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

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