Police ID pedestrian struck, killed while walking on I-75 in Marietta

Mainor Asahel Chirinos Sanchez was struck by a pickup truck and died while he was walking on I-75 in Marietta early Saturday, according to authorities.
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Mainor Asahel Chirinos Sanchez was struck by a pickup truck and died while he was walking on I-75 in Marietta early Saturday, according to authorities.

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A man was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on I-75 in Marietta early Saturday morning, authorities said.

The pedestrian was hit by a 2020 Toyota Tundra just before 3:40 a.m. on I-75 near the South Marietta Parkway exit, according to Marietta police spokesman Officer Chuck McPhilamy. Police said the victim was walking in the northbound lanes when the pickup truck struck him. He died on the scene.

He was identified as 26-year-old Mainor Asahel Chirinos Sanchez of Marietta on Monday.

A special traffic unit in Marietta is investigating the collision. McPhilamy said investigators do not anticipate any charges against the 63-year-old Ohio man who was driving the pickup.

“Please keep the families of all involved in your prayers,” McPhilamy said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact investigators at 770-794-5384.

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