Collision on Powder Springs Street results in life-threatening injuries

Marietta police carMarietta Police Car (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The Marietta Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP.) Unit is investigating a crash on Powder Springs Street in front of the Marietta Conference Center that resulted in life-threatening injuries.

A public information release from Officer Jared Rakestraw of the Marietta S.T.E.P. Unit describes the accident as follows:

The initial on-scene investigation revealed that a 2005 Mercedes E500 sedan was traveling Southbound on Powder Springs Street approaching Club Drive.

For reasons currently unknown, the driver of the Mercedes sedan drove into the rear bumper of a 2017 Nissan Rogue that was also traveling Southbound on Powder Springs Street.  The Mercedes then separated from the Nissan Rogue and entered a spin.  The Mercedes then left the right shoulder of the roadway, striking a large sign and utility pole before ultimately coming to rest.


The driver of the Mercedes, whose name is being withheld at this time, was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital by Metro EMS, with life-threatening injuries.

The passenger in the Mercedes was also taken to Wellstar Kennestone, but her injuries were not life-threatening.

The two people in the Nissan were not seriously injured.

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to contact Sergeant Brian Honea at 770-794-5344.

About Marietta’s STEP Unit

According to the webpage for the Marietta police STEP Unit:

STEP is responsible for investigating fatal and serious injury traffic accidents as well as hit and run accidents. Officers assigned to STEP unit work varying hours and days to respond to specified needs of the community. Through STEP, the Marietta Police Department is also a participant in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety HEAT program. This program is used to combat aggressive driving, impaired driving, and safety belt usage.