A Marietta man was killed Friday afternoon trying to cross Austell Road just north of Hicks Road.
The death of Arthur Horne, 38, was at least the fourth time in two months that a pedestrian was killed in Cobb County while trying to cross a road outside a crosswalk.
Horne walked into the path of a southbound gray 2004 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Claudia Hopkins, 22, of Austell about 6 p.m. Friday, spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said.
Horne was pronounced dead at in Austell. Hopkins was not hurt and is not expected to be charged.
Still, police ask anyone with information about the crash to call 770-499-3987.
The fatal collision occurred about 2½ miles north of where while trying to cross Austell Road south of Floyd Road on Feb. 24.
Nolan’s death came during a spate of pedestrian-vehicle accidents in Cobb County, including:
- near on Feb. 25.
- The death of former football coach on Feb. 23.
- The serious injuries suffered by Greensboro, NC, visitor Preston Lee Hester on Powder Springs Road at Oxford Road on Feb. 23.
Friday’s fatality also was about 1½ miles south of the spot where 4-year-old A.J. Newman was killed while trying to cross Austell Road in April 2010.
A.J.’s mother, Raquel Nelson, was in his death and is awaiting a court ruling on before .
The Nelson case brought to light claims that . Funding issues along Austell Road.
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