According to a public information release from Officer Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department, the department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that happened yesterday, March 17, 2022, at 06:16 on I-75 northbound at the Delk Road overpass.
Investigators report that a 2009 Ford Escape, driven by a 39-year-old Smyrna woman, spun out of control as she traveled north on I-75, causing her vehicle to rotate across other lanes of travel.
A 2010 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, driven by a 51-year-old Snellville man, was traveling north and struck the Ford Escape when it spun into his lane.
The woman received life-threatening injuries and was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured and was released from the scene. It is not known at this time what caused the driver of the Escape to lose control of her vehicle.
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 %