Marietta man critically injured in multivehicle wreck on I-75

Three vehicles were involved in the crash on I-75 in Cobb County.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash on I-75 in Cobb County.

A Marietta man suffered life-threatening injuries overnight following a multivehicle crash in the northbound lanes of I-75 in Cobb County, police said.

According to investigators, 25-year-old Neelands Somarriba was struck from behind just before 3 a.m. Friday after stopping his 2012 Kia Rio in a lane near the Canton Road exit.

The pickup truck that hit his car was a 2017 GMC Sierra driven by a 56-year-old Cobb County man, Marietta police spokesman Officer Chuck McPhilamy said. The impact of the collision caused the truck to leave the road.

Somarriba’s car was then struck by a second vehicle, a 2020 Mazda CX-5 driven by a 29-year-old Rome man, authorities said.

Somarriba was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. It’s still unclear why his car was stopped in the middle of the interstate.

The driver of the truck and the two occupants of the Mazda SUV were not injured. They spoke to investigators at the scene before being released, McPhilamy said.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

Anyone who witnessed the wreck or has information about the crash is asked to call Marietta police at 770-794-5357.

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