White Road collision leads to serious injuries, probable charges

Cobb Police Department Headquarters. Used on article about impersonating a police officerCobb Police Department Headquarters (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

A collision on White Road south of Factory Shoals Road in South Cobb resulted in serious injuries, according to a report from Officer Sarah O’Hara of the Cobb County Police Department. Three people involved in the accident were transported to area hospitals for treatment

Investigators from the department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit report that on Sunday at approximately 8:17 p.m., Jonathan Redd, 18, of Cedartown, was driving southbound on White Road in heavy rain when he lost control of the vehicle. The white 2000 Ford Ranger he was driving crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and collided with a northbound white 2012 Audi A5 driven by Simone Myles, 50, of Mableton.

The Ford overturned and Redd was ejected from the vehicle.

Redd was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. His front seat passenger, Kaitlyn Arnold, 17, of Douglasville, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, also with serious injuries. Myles, the driver of the Audi, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with visible injuries.

The crash is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Cobb County Police Department’s STEP Unit at 770-499-3987. Investigators think excessive speed contributed to the collision, and charges are expected to be filed as a result of the incident.

STEP Unit

The STEP Unit, which investigated this incident, is one of the department’s Special Operations units, and  is described on the web page of the Cobb County Police Department as follows:

“The Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit is responsible for investigating all fatal traffic crashes, enforcement of traffic laws in those areas which analysis indicates an elevated amount of crashes. They are also responsible for the administration and execution of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program. They also take part in special security details, and investigate crashes involving Department vehicles when requested.”

Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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