An ice-covered driveway claimed a man's life in Cobb County.
Conyer "Conny" Baldwin, 82, of Marietta, died Wednesday night after he slipped on the ice outside his home and hit his head, 11alive.com reported.
Ice also was blamed for a close call Thursday night when a woman drove into a lake in a Stone Mountain industrial park, according to a wsbtv.com report.
Police said the woman skidded on an ice patch on West Park Place. She was rescued by a passerby while the front half of the car was submerged. She was not injured.
Baldwin died from the injury he sustained in his driveway while getting the newspaper.
The lifelong Cobb County resident was a Marine Corps veteran and community volunteer, according to the 11alive.com report, which described his background:
Baldwin was born in Acworth and joined the Marines at the age of 17, as World War II was ending. He graduated from Georgia Tech with an engineering degree, worked for Lockheed in Marietta for more than three decades and earned a masters degree from the business school at Emory University. He was active in American Legion Post 29 for over half a century.
His daughter, Lynda Tuomi, said he liked to help people, but didn't talk about it. Once, she found a note addressed to her father from a classroom of children that had been robbed. The kids were thanking him for sending them a check for the stolen money, which had been raised at a charity event.
"I asked him about it, and he said, ‘Yeah, I saw it in the newspaper and I sent them the money that had been taken from them.' So this was exactly the way that he was," she told 11alive.com. "He was just always looking for ways to help, and yet, he never spoke about it."
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