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'Please Marietta, slow down': Police identify 71-year-old man killed in one of two serious accidents




MARIETTA, Ga. — Marietta Police are urging the public to slow down after two serious accidents in Cobb County Friday afternoon -


The Cobb Parkway accident involved a 2016 Ford Focus and a flatbed wrecker. Authorities said one person, later identified as 71-year-old David Miller of Marietta, died in the accident after drifting for unknown reasons into oncoming traffic.


The 82-year-old driver of the wrecker wasn't seriously injured according to police. Police are still investigating the crash.




Marietta, Georgia Police Department

The initial on-scene investigation revealed that 71-year-old David Miller, of Marietta, Georgia, was traveling Northbound on Cobb Parkway just North of Airport Industrial Park Drive in his 2016 Ford Focus.


For reasons currently unknown, Miller drifted into the Southbound lanes of Cobb Parkway and collided head on with a 2004 Ford F650 wrecker. The driver of the wrecker, 82-year-old Jimmy Steen of Sylacauga, Alabama, was not seriously injured in the collision.


Miller was pronounced deceased on scene.

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