Pedestrian hit, killed by car in Smyrna, police say

A pedestrian was fatally hit by a car in Smyrna on Friday evening, police confirmed.

The incident happened on South Cobb Drive at Mill Pond Road, Smyrna police said in a Facebook post. Officers previously blocked off the road between between King Springs Road and McCauley Road, with a southbound lane reopening about 9:15 p.m.

Channel 2 Action News reported that the pedestrian tried to run across the road and was hit about 7:30 p.m. The person, whose name has not been released, was allegedly not inside a crosswalk. 

The driver stayed at the scene and was taken to a hospital due to trauma from the incident, Channel 2 reported.

Good evening Smyrna's Best Citizens: The Smyrna Police Department is investigating a traffic related fatality on S....

Posted by Smyrna Police Department on Friday, January 10, 2020

Drivers are advised to use Atlanta Road as an alternate, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Police don’t expect South Cobb Drive to fully reopen until 11:15 p.m. at the earliest, according to the department’s Facebook post.

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