Bicyclist in North Marietta Parkway collision dies

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

According to a public information release from Officer Joshua Madison of the Marietta Police Department, the bicyclist who was hit by an automobile on North Marietta Parkway last week has died of his injuries.

The public information release confirmed that the bicyclist was a juvenile, and the victim’s name was not been released.

Here’s the original story:

According to a public information release from Officer Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a crash that occurred on North Marietta Parkway, near its intersection with I-75.

[It is the policy of the Cobb County Courier to redact the names of people involved in an incident under investigation unless it results in a guilty verdict or guilty plea, or unless there is a clear need for the public to know their identities (e.g. a public official)]

The public information release describes the incident as follows:

The initial on-scene investigation revealed that a 2010 Nissan Maxima, operated by 25 year old [name redacted] of Marietta, GA was traveling East on North Marietta parkway when his vehicle struck a bicyclist near the intersection. The bicyclist, who will remain unnamed at this time, was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with life threatening injuries sustained from the crash.

The Marietta Police Department’s STEP Unit is still currently investigating the collision.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Jon Johnson at 770-794-5384.