The pedestrian was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he died.

Pedestrian hit twice, killed while crossing busy Marietta road

A 61-year-old man was hit by two vehicles and killed Friday morning while trying to cross a busy road in Marietta, police said.

The man was crossing South Marietta Parkway “outside of a designated crosswalk” when he was hit by the first vehicle, Marietta police said in a news release. 

“After being struck, the pedestrian was knocked to the ground and was unresponsive,” police spokesman Officer Jared Rakestraw said. “A second motorist was unable to avoid the pedestrian and struck him a second time.”

The pedestrian, who is not being named until his family is notified, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he died.

All but one westbound lane of South Marietta Parkway has been shut down since 6 a.m. while police investigate. Drivers are urged to avoid the road just west of Powers Ferry Road. 

“The duration of the closure is unknown at this time,” Marietta police said in an alert.


The Marietta police traffic unit is still on scene. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Sgt. B. Honea at 770-794-5344.

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