Woman killed in collision on Powder Springs Road

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Officer Sydney Melton of the Cobb County Police Department reports that a woman was killed in a collision on Powder Springs Road near Hopkins Road Friday afternoon, September 13, at around 1:57 p.m.

The department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating the accident.

According to STEP investigators, “A blue 2010 Ford Fusion was traveling west on Powder Springs Road in the left lane. A black 2010 Ford Fusion was entering Powder Springs Road from 3460 Powder Springs Road. The black Fusion entered the path of the blue Fusion. The blue Fusion struck the black Fusion on the driver’s side.”

The driver of the black Fusion, Carol Boyd, 79, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin has been notified.

The 19-year-old driver of the blue Fusion was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.

The STEP Unit

The STEP Unit, which investigates serious or fatal traffic crashes, is one of the Cobb County Police 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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