Fatal wreck I-20 near Riverside Parkway

Cobb County Police car in article about fatal collision Church RoadCobb County police car (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to a report from Officer Sarah O’Hara of the Cobb County Police Department the department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a fatal accident that happened on I-20 East near Riverside Parkway. The crash occurred at around 6 p.m. on Friday November 2.

Investigators report that a white 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer was eastbound on I-20. For unknown reasons it left the roadway onto a shoulder and struck several trees on an embankment.

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The driver of the truck, Kyra Brown, 32, of Flowery Branch, was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The collision is under investigation and anyone with information should 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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