Cobb woman killed trying to retrieve fallen suitcase from roadway

A Cobb County woman was struck by a car and killed Sunday.

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A Cobb County woman was struck by a car and killed Sunday.

A Cobb County woman was struck by a car and killed Sunday morning while trying to retrieve a piece of luggage in the roadway, police said.

The incident happened about 6:22 a.m. on C.H. James Parkway, which is U.S. 278, east of Oglesby Road in Powder Springs, Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said.

Roymane Chrisman, 68, got out of her SUV after her husband, 70-year-old Ronald Chrisman, stopped the vehicle in the left turn lane. A suitcase had fallen out of the rear of the SUV, Pierce said.

A Ford Mustang driven by 33-year-old Teddy Wetherby of Dallas struck the woman.

Wetherby was not speeding, Pierce said, and it was dark. Investigators have not determined if charges will be filed.

Anyone with information is asked to call (770) 499-3987.

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