Car crashes, flips, lands on tree on Old Stilesboro Road

Cobb Police Department Headquarters. Used on article about south cobb drive collisionCobb Police Department Headquarters (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to Officer Sarah O’Hara, the Cobb County Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) unit is investigating a collision with injuries on Old Stilesboro Road near Autumn Chase Court in Kennesaw on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at around 8:55 p.m.

Old Stilesboro Road crash

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The STEP unit investigators report that a silver 2004 Honda CRV was westbound on Old Stilesboro Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle on a curve.  The car left the roadway, struck a tree, and landed upside down against another tree.

The driver, Lucille Urquhart, 23, of Marietta, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officer O’Hara wrote in the public information release, “Alcohol consumption and excessive speed are believed to be contributing factors in this collision.”

This collision is still under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the 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.”

Location of the accident

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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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