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Fatal Pedestrian Crash

police, public information release
February 13, 2020

A 15-year-old was struck and killed by a vehicle on Smyrna Powder Springs Road near Neese Drive on February 10, 2020 at approximately 5:42 p.m.  The 15-year-old from Marietta was riding a bicycle eastbound on a sidewalk on the southern side of Smyrna Powder Springs Road when he tried to cross the roadway to Neese Drive. A 2008 Ford Explorer was eastbound and struck the 15-year-old in the roadway. The driver of the Explorer, 20-year-old Vanessa Sandoval of Marietta, was not injured in the crash.

The crash occurred as it was getting dark and not near any street lights. It was also raining heavily. A second 15-year-old was also riding a bike on the sidewalk, but he did not enter the roadway and was not struck.

Charges are not expected in this crash.