Fatal Pedestrian Collision
The Cobb County Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on March 21, 2019 at 6:21 a.m. on Riverside Parkway near the I-20 overpass.
Per investigators, a pedestrian identified as 66-year-old Sidney D. Tharpe of Roaring River, NC, was walking north on Riverside Parkway near the I-20 overpass. A black 2010 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 47-year-old David Porter of Austell, was traveling south on Riverside Parkway near the I-20 overpass and struck Sidney D. Tharpe. Sidney D. Tharpe was pronounced deceased on scene.
The collision remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.