Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Cobb County Police Department is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on South Cobb Drive near Walker Street in Marietta on Tuesday.
The Cobb County Police Department is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on South Cobb Drive near Walker Street in Marietta on Tuesday. Preliminary information from investigators indicates that the driver of a maroon 2009 Kia Spectra was traveling east on South Cobb Drive. At the same time the driver of a white 2010 Lexus RX350 and the driver of a blue 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser were traveling west on South Cobb Drive, Cobb Police report. The driver of the Kia entered the westbound travel lanes of South Cobb Drive and collided with the Lexus. Moments after the Kia and the Lexus came to an uncontrolled stop, the Chrysler struck them, according to Cobb Police. The driver of the Lexus has been identified as 38-year-old Cherise Brown …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Andrea Brantley of Smyrna has died from injuries caused by a head-on crash in September in Marietta.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Cobb police were informed Tuesday by the Cobb Medical Examiner's Office that Andrea Brantley of Smyrna has died from injuries caused by a head-on crash in September in Marietta. Brantley, 69, was driving west Sept. 18 in a 2012 Toyota Camry on Ridge Road when she collided with a 1999 Mercedes traveling east, Cobb police said. She was taken to Emory Adventist Hospital. The driver of the Mercedes, 26-year-old Nicholas Weinberg of Powder Springs, said at the time that he would seek medical treatment on his own. Charges aren’t expected in the crash, police said. Anyone with further information is asked to call investigators at 770-499-3987. Keep up with news by subscribing to our free email newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Are Georgia’s cycling laws adequate protection for cyclists? Share your thoughts on cycling safety in the area.
A bicyclist was hit by a car near the intersection of Canton Road and Piedmont Road Wednesday morning, Fox Atlanta and 11 Alive report. There's no word on how badly the bicyclist was hurt, but multiple lanes of Canton Road were blocked and traffic was delayed. A recent story in Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch highlighted the problem with cycling safety, noting that cyclist Dave Mathews, who was injured in a bad bike wreck 18 months ago, has made cycling safety an issue. His passion on the subject was fueled after a pickup struck and killed cyclist Paul Taylor and authorities announced last week nobody will be prosecuted. "We're human beings, too," said Mathews, who started a Facebook page about bike safety in Atlanta. "We're not disposable…
Friday, July 13, 2012
See some of the day’s top headlines from throughout Cobb County including witness accounts of a crash that killed a Smyrna woman and an ambulance controversy in Kennesaw in which Mayor Mark Mathews is involved.
Witnesses said that the driver of a tractor trailer ran a red light at Thornton Road in Douglasville before colliding with a Nissan Sentra killing a Smyrna woman and her Atlanta passenger, WSB reported. Read more about the crash on Smyrna-Vinings Patch. The Kennesaw City Council conducted a tense discussion Wednesday night about the actions of City Manager Steve Kennedy, who on Friday told Georgia EMS that the company had until 12:01 a.m. Monday to stop responding to 911 calls due to a state mandate that the city use onlyMetroAtlanta Ambulance Service. The council entered the session at the request of Councilman Bruce Jenkins. Mayor Mark Mathews, who is employed by MetroAtlanta, opted to sit out of the discussion, taking a seat in the …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Ryan Aschenbach, 18, died on Sunday.
A two-vehicle crash Saturday evening on Trickum Road near its intersection with Netherstone Drive killed one person and injured three others. According to a news release from the Cobb County Police Department, a blue 2006 Volvo S40 driven by 18-year-old Ryan Aschenbach of Marietta, was traveling north on Trickum Road. Aschenbach lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the double yellow lines and entered the southbound travel lane, where the Volvo collided with a gold 1998 Lexus GS400, driven by 52-year-old Joanne Green of Roswell. Officials said the reason for Aschenbach losing control of the Volvo is unknown. Aschenbach was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for treatment and died from his injuries on Sunday. Green and 18-year…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Lance Cpl. Corey A. Little was among seven killed last week.
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Monday, February 27, 2012
Seven U.S. Marines were killed in a helicopter collision during a nighttime training exercise on the outskirts of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AR, on Wednesday. Lance Cpl. Corey A. Little, 25, who attended Southern Polytechnic State University, was among the dead, 10 News reported. There were no survivors of the two-helicopter collision, and the crash remains under investigation, Camp Pendleton Patch reports. Little studied construction management at SPSU before joining the Marines in 2009, the Atalanta Journal-Constitution and U-T San Diego say. He was a 2004 graduate of Sandy Creek High School in Fayette County. Corey's wife Nickolas, 25, is three months pregnant with their first child, the AJC says. A memorial service for Little is …