Multi-vehicle collision with serious injuries on North Marietta Parkway

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

According to a public information release from Officer Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department, the department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a multi-vehicle collision that took place this morning at around 5:39 a.m. on North Marietta Parkway at the entrance to Interstate 75 South.

The public information release described the accident as follows:

The on-scene investigation revealed that fifty-three-year-old Teena Zachary of Kennesaw was driving east on North Marietta Parkway near the intersection of Interstate 75 in her 2011 Ford Escape.  For unknown reasons, Zachary failed to stop at a red light and struck a 2011 Nissan van, operated by forty-nine-year-old Brian Stack of Marietta.  Zachary was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to this crash is asked to contact STEP Officer B. Gunkle at (770) 794-5357.

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About the City of Marietta

The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.

However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.

Here are a few fast facts from the Census Bureau

Marietta city, Georgia

2019 Population Estimates 60,867

Source: Vintage 2019 Population Estimates

Median Household Income $ 57,452

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons in poverty, percent 14.0 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons without health insurance, percent 18.1 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Median Housing Value $ 287,600

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total Housing Units 26,878

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Number of Firms 10,501

Source: 2012 Survey of Business Owners: Company Summary

Male Median Income $ 36,894

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Female Median Income $ 29,239

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Veterans 3,132

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 84.9 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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