Charles Crews, 52, of Cartersville, was pronounced dead at the scene. His mother, 79-year-old Marjorie Crews, was hospitalized with injuries.

Man ‘blacked out’ before deadly Cobb crash into tree, police say 

A man was killed and his 79-year-old mother was injured in Acworth on Tuesday night when his van left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

Charles Crews, 52, of Cartersville, was driving his Chevrolet Astro van south on Cobb Parkway when his mother, Marjorie Crews, said he may have blacked out, according to Cobb County police. 

The van left the right side of the road, ran through a landscaped area at the entrance to the Bridgewater subdivision and hit a large tree about 9:50 p.m., Cobb police spokeswoman Officer Sarah O’Hara said.

Charles Crews was dead at the scene.

“Ms. Crews told investigators that her son had medical conditions which included ‘blacking out’ and she believed that Charles blacked out prior to the Chevrolet leaving the roadway,” O’Hara said.

His mother was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with visible injuries.

The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cobb police traffic enforcement unit at 770-499-3987.  

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