Marietta police shut down Cobb Parkway in both directions for a time Tuesday morning to investigate a pedestrian accident.
Photo: Marietta Police Department
Photo: Marietta Police Department

UPDATE: Man killed after 2 pickup trucks hit him

A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday morning after being hit by two pickup trucks, authorities said.

Donnivan Frye, 29, of Marietta was struck about 7 a.m. while walking in a center turn lane on Cobb Parkway, according to Marietta police. He was not in a designated crosswalk at the time.

The driver of a Ford F-150 was unable to avoid hitting Frye as he was preparing to turn left into the main gate at Dobbins Air Force Base, police spokesman Officer Jared Rakestraw said. The impact threw the man into the southbound lanes, where he was hit a second time by a Dodge pickup. 

Frye was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he later died. 

Cobb Parkway was shut down in both directions for about an hour near Franklin Gateway in front of the Air Force base during the peak of the morning rush. Both drivers stayed on scene and fully cooperated with investigators, Rakestraw said.


At 8:10 a.m., one lane of traffic was reopened in each direction. The investigation was cleared and the remaining lanes were opened shortly after. 


The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact traffic investigators at 770-794-5364.

» For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter. 

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Channel 2's Christian Jennings reports.

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