According to a public information release from Officer J. Aaron Wilson of the Cobb County Police Department, the department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) Unit is investigating a fatal two-car collision that occurred on Chastain Meadows Parkway near Big Shanty Road on Sunday, August 15, 2022, at about 10:11 pm.
According to investigators, a 1996 Honda accord driven by an 19 year old Dacula man with two passengers was traveling north on Chastain Meadows Parkway.
A 2019 Honda Insight, driven by a 20 year old Buford man with one passenger was heading southbound.
On a curve the Accord passed into the oncoming lane and crashed into the Insight.
The Accord rolled and came to rest on its roof.
The driver and passenger in the Insight refused transport to the hospital.
The two passengers in the Accord were taken to Wellstar Kennesaw Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Accord was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel from the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office.
S.T.E.P Unit investigators believe speed was a factor in the collision.
The driver of the Accord was identified as Donovan Williams, and his next of kin has been notified.
This collision remains under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.
About Cobb County
Cobb County is the third most populous county in Georgia, smaller only than Fulton and Gwinnett counties.
The governing authority is the five-member Cobb County Board of Commissioners, which includes a Chairperson and four district commissioners.
The current board is:
|District 1 Commissioner||Keli Gambrill|
|District 2 Commissioner||Jerica Richardson|
|District 3 Commissioner||JoAnn Birrell|
|District 4 Commissioner||Monique Sheffield|
The U.S. Census Bureau gives the following quick facts about the county:
|Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)||766,802|
|Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)||766,149|
|Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)||0.1%|
|Population, Census, April 1, 2020||766149|
|Population, Census, April 1, 2010||688078|
|Age and Sex|
|Persons under 5 years, percent||5.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent||22.7%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent||13.3%|
|Female persons, percent||51.3%|
|Race and Hispanic Origin|
|White alone, percent||61.7%|
|Black or African American alone, percent(a)||29.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent(a)||5.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent||2.8%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)||13.7%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent||50.2%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020||15.6%|
|Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021)||311450|
|Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020||65.8%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020||$273,900|
|Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020||$1,672|
|Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020||$474|
|Median gross rent, 2016-2020||$1,264|
|Building permits, 2021||3247|
|Families & Living Arrangements|
|Persons per household, 2016-2020||2.63|
|Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020||84.6%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020||20.5%|
|Computer and Internet Use|
|Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020||97.2%|
|Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020||93.3%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020||92.6%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020||48.4%|
|With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020||6.2%|
|Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent||13.8%|
|In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020||69.6%|
|In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020||64.3%|
|Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c)||2056579|
|Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c)||5569500|
|Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c)||1536858|
|Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c)||18543691|
|Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c)||$24,615|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020||31.2|
|Income & Poverty|
|Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020||$80,830|
|Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020||$41,480|
|Persons in poverty, percent||9.2%|
|Total employer establishments, 2020||21492|
|Total employment, 2020||358927|
|Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000)||21780372|
|Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020||-0.3%|
|Total nonemployer establishments, 2019||86497|
|All employer firms, Reference year 2017||17066|
|Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||10386|
|Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||3537|
|Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||3058|
|Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||12177|
|Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||1204|
|Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||13909|
|Population per square mile, 2020||2254.8|
|Population per square mile, 2010||2026.4|
|Land area in square miles, 2020||339.78|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||339.55|