Three deaths in fatal crash on I-75 in Marietta

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, a fatal crash on I-75 resulted in the death of three individuals after the car they were in stopped in the center lane.

The incident occurred at about 5:42 a.m. this morning, just north of North Marietta Parkway.

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[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 2009 Nissan Rogue was stopped in the center lane of Interstate 75 Northbound, for unknown reasons, when a tractor trailer driven by [name redacted], a 52 year-old male from Conyers, GA, Collided with the stopped Nissan Rogue.

Responding Marietta Police Officers and Marietta Fire Firefighters/Paramedics located the 2009 Nissan Rogue wrecked and on the right shoulder of I-75 northbound just North of the entrance ramp from North Marietta Parkway.  All three occupants in the Nissan Rogue were declared deceased at the scene as a result of the crash. The driver of the tractor trailer, [name redacted], was uninjured. The Marietta Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) unit was requested and responded to the scene.  The driver and occupants of the Nissan Rogue have been identified but will remain un-named pending notification of next of kin.

The Marietta Police Department’s S.T.E.P. Unit is still currently investigating the collision.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Joshua Madison at 770-794-5357.