Fatal wreck on Cobb Parkway in Acworth

Cobb County Police car in article about Mableton man killed in traffic accident on Hicks RoadCobb County police car (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Officer Sarah O’Hara of the Cobb County Police Department reported that a wreck on Cobb Parkway resulted in the death of the driver and injuries to a passenger that required hospitalization.

Accident occurred on Cobb Parkway in Acworth

According to investigators from the Cobb County Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit, a maroon 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van driven by Charles Crews, 52, of Cartersville, was southbound on Cobb Parkway when it left the roadway. The vehicle continued across a landscaped area in front of the Bridgewater subdivision and then struck a tree. The accident occurred near Bridgewater Drive in the City of Acworth at around 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

Crews was pronounced dead at the scene, and his mother, Marjorie Crews, 79, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and admitted for treatment of visible injuries.

According to the report from Officer O’Hara, “Ms. Crews told investigators that her son had medical conditions which included ‘blacking out’ and she believed that Charles blacked out prior to the Chevrolet leaving the roadway.”

The collision remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Cobb County Police Department’s STEP Unit at 770-499-3987.

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.”

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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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