According to a public information release from Sgt. Jake Rakestraw of the Marietta Police Department, the department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) Unit is investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred on I-75 southbound near the entrance ramp from South Marietta Parkway.
Investigators report that a 44-year-old male was walking on or crossing the interstate when he was struck and killed by a 2019 Freightliner driven by a Decatur man. The driver remained on the scene and according to the public information release is fully cooperating with investigators.
The victim’s name is not being released at this time pending the notification of his family.
According to police:
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
Median Household Income $ 57,452
Persons in poverty, percent 14.0 %
Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 %
Persons without health insurance, percent 18.1 %
Median Housing Value $ 287,600
Total Housing Units 26,878
Number of Firms 10,501
Male Median Income $ 36,894
Female Median Income $ 29,239
Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 84.9 %