Woman dies after car strikes her disabled car on I-75 in Marietta

Woman dies after car strikes her disabled car on I-75 in Marietta

  • Story Highlights
  • Three collisions were reported on I-75 North in Marietta.
  • A woman who got out of her car became pinned against the median.
  • Kristin Stiltner later died of her injuries, police said.

A 27-year-old woman died Sunday morning after her car became disabled on I-75 North in Marietta, police said.

Kristin Stiltner lost control of her 2011 Honda Accord and spun out on I-75 facing the wrong way, Marietta police spokesman Jared Rakestraw said.

As Stiltner tried to move her Honda from the roadway, a 2007 Toyota Corolla driven by 38-year-old Candace Brown of Conyers struck her Honda, disabling it. Stiltner then exited her car, making her way to the center median wall, Rakestraw said.

While Stiltner was standing on the shoulder against the median wall, two additional cars — a 2008 Chrysler Sebring driven by Nicole Parrett of Cuthbert and a 2014 Audi Q7 driven by 40-year-old Olayiwola Owodunni of Acworth — struck her car, Rakestraw said. The latter collision caused Stiltner’s Honda to once again strike the Chrysler Sebring that was still along the median wall.

Throughout the course of these three collisions, Stiltner became pinned between the median wall and the Chrysler Sebring, Rakestraw said.

Stiltner was rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, but died. All drivers and passengers from the other involved vehicles were also taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Kennestone, Rakestraw said. 

A witness reported seeing a silver Ford F-150 that was struck by one of the involved motorists. The driver of the F-150 did not remain on scene and was last seen exiting on 267A or 267B. If anyone witnessed this collision or has information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle that fled, please contact Officer Jared Rakestraw at 770-794-5357.

The Marietta Police Department’s S.T.E.P. Unit is still actively investigating the incident.

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