Fatal Traffic Collision
The Cobb County Police Department's Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Mableton Parkway north of Queensferry Drive on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 6:00 a.m.
According to investigators, a gray 2003 Lincoln Aviator was in the left southbound travel lane on Mableton Parkway approaching Queensferry Drive while a pedestrian was attempting to cross Mableton Parkway in a westerly direction. The pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk and entered into the path of the Lincoln. The Lincoln's front collided with the pedestrian, and the pedestrian came to a final uncontrolled rest in the center turn lane.
The driver of the Lincoln Aviator, 59-year-old Keith Phillips of Mableton, did not require medical assistance on the scene.
The pedestrian, 31-year-old Elanden Park of Mableton, was transported to Wellstar Cobb Hospital with life-threatening injuries; however, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel. His next of kin has been notified.
This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this collision should contact investigators at 770-499-3987.