A 1-year-old and his mother were killed in a four-vehicle crash in Cobb County, and police believe wet road conditions may have been factor in the deadly accident.
The boy was a passenger in a car driven by Odyssey Abdur-Raheem, 32, of Gainesville. The child, Kamdyn, and Abdur-Raheem were pronounced dead at the scene, Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said Wednesday.
The incident unfolded about 5:24 p.m. Tuesday when Abdur-Raheem lost control of a Nissan Altima as she traveled west on Windy Hill Road between Jean Place and the Callaway Road bridge, Pierce said.
“Investigators believe the driver may have lost control due to the wet roadway when she crossed the center median and into the eastbound lanes,” he said.
After crossing the median, the Nissan was hit on the passenger side by a Ford F-150 truck heading east, Pierce said. An eastbound Dodge Durango then hit the rear of the Ford truck, Pierce said.
The Dodge rolled backward and collided with a Hyundai Genesis, which had stopped in the road after the driver saw the initial collision.
All the vehicles ended up in the eastbound travel lanes of Windy Hill Road, police said.
A 7-year-old girl in the Nissan was taken by ambulance to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. She was listed in serious but stable condition, Pierce said. A 9-year-old girl in the Nissan was taken to the same hospital, where she is under observation.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family.
The driver of the Ford truck was identified as Mario Melendres, 25, of Marietta. He did not require medical attention at the scene, Pierce said.
One of his passengers was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
A 10-year-old boy in the back of the truck did not require medical treatment at the scene, Pierce said.
The occupants in the Dodge and the Hyundai were not injured.
No charges are expected to be filed, Pierce said.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call 770-499-3987.
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