Police: Man killed by hit-and-run driver on Cobb Parkway

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle late Monday while trying to cross Cobb Parkway, according to police.

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle late Monday while trying to cross Cobb Parkway, according to police.

A 57-year-old man attempting to walk across Cobb Parkway was struck and killed Monday night by a driver who didn’t stop, Marietta police said.

Around 8 p.m., the Marietta man was standing in the center turn lane when he was hit by a 1998 Toyota Camry, according to police spokesman Officer Chuck McPhilamy. The crash happened in front of the Regency Inn and Suites at 642 Cobb Parkway.

The pedestrian died at the scene, according to police. His name was not released pending notification of family members.

The driver of the Camry, Kevin Alston, is accused of striking the man and then another vehicle before coming to a stop, McPhilamy said. Alston, 43, of Marietta, failed to help the pedestrian and left the scene on foot before officers arrived, according to police.

Marietta police dog Jacquo tracked Alston onto the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University, about four miles from the crash scene, McPhilamy said. Officers located the man with help from campus police, he said.

Alston was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor charges including failure to report a crash, false report of a crime and a seatbelt violation, Cobb County jail records show. He was being held without bond Tuesday.

The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Johnson at 770-794-5384.