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I-75 Wreck Causes Traffic Delays in Cobb County, Georgia


August 29, 2018

COBB COUNTY, GA. – August 24, 2018 (wsbtv.com) According to an online news story on wsbtv.com, a wreck on Interstate 75 August 24 caused major traffic delays in Cobb County, Georgia.

The accident reportedly occurred in the afternoon on August 24 near the 120 Loop and South Marietta Parkway on I-75 South. The Georgia Department of Transportation deported heavy traffic delays in the area with several emergency vehicles on scene. Delays affected the afternoon rush hour for commuters traveling home for the weekend, as four lanes of the interstate were blocked. 

It is not clear how the accident occurred. The number of vehicles and people involved were not reported, and it is not clear whether any injuries occurred as a result of the crash. No additional information about the wreck is available at this time. 

Cobb County is located in the northwestern part of the state of Georgia and has an estimated population of 755,000. It is the third-most populated county in the state, and its county seat is Marietta. 

According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Cobb County is the site of numerous vehicle accidents each year, with an increase in these accidents occurring during the span of several years. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety collected data on accidents in the county from 2012 to 2016. In 2012, a total of 11,767 vehicle accidents occurred in Cobb County, leading to 2,860 injuries and 47 deaths. 

By 2016, those numbers had increased to 34,985 total accidents, 8,470 injuries, and 59 deaths. During both 2012 and 2016, more than half of the fatality accidents in Cobb County were related to speeding or alcohol consumption. 

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