Man Dies Following Cobb County Rollover Crash

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A driver lost control of his vehicle on the East-West Connector in Cobb County, Georgia on Friday, April 30, causing the death of one man. According to the authorities, the Cobb County rollover crash took place around midnight close to the South Hurt Road overpass.

The driver, identified as 22-year-old Jose Garcia, crashed into two cars and his SUV flipped.

The authorities said the Powder Springs man was going west on the connector in his 2021 Toyota RAV4 when he lost control of the vehicle as he navigated a curve. 

According to police, the SUV left the road and spun before it crossed the grass median and entered oncoming traffic.

The Toyota struck a Kia Rio driven by 20-year-old Kiara Waldo and a Mazda 3 driven by 59-year-old Tammy Tatum. Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk said both drivers are from Mableton.

After colliding with the two cars, Garcia’s SUV rolled up and came to rest on its roof in the eastbound lanes. He was declared dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, Tatum sustained injuries that were not life-threatening. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. Waldo received minor injuries and she was not taken for medical treatment.

The Cobb County rollover crash remains under investigation but Delk said police didn’t expect to file any charges. However, anyone who has information about what happened is asked to call the STEP Unit at 770-499-3987.

If you were injured in a crash caused by a reckless or otherwise negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Seek advice from a Georgia car accident lawyer who can investigate the matter and tell you if you have a case.


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