Marietta man killed after car crashes into retaining wall

A passerby saw the wrecked vehicle and called 911.

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A passerby saw the wrecked vehicle and called 911.

A Cobb County man was killed after his car crashed into a retaining wall early Thursday morning, officials said.

James W. Wilson, 69, of Marietta, died in the wreck, which happened on Barrett Lakes Boulevard south of Big Shanty Road, according to Cobb police spokeswoman Officer Sydney Melton.

Wilson was found in the driver’s seat of a black 2008 Honda Accord at 4:22 a.m., Melton said. Investigators do not know exactly what time the crash happened because there were no witnesses.

Investigators believe the Honda was traveling north on Barrett Lakes Boulevard and “for unknown reasons failed to negotiate a left curve,” Melton said. The car then left the roadway and smashed into a retaining wall.

A passerby saw the wrecked car off the road and called 911, Melton said.

The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact Cobb police at 770-499-3987.

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