1 dead, 1 injured in multiple-car crash overnight, Marietta police say

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Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 9:47 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2023 at 4:01 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a multiple-car crash overnight, according to Marietta police.

According to the department, a Kia Sedona was traveling on I-75 South approaching the exit for Delk Road and lost control of the vehicle, causing several other cars to crash in a chain reaction.

“A black Dodge Challenger traveling in the far right-hand lane lost control and struck two pedestrians who had stopped on the right-hand shoulder and were attempting to report the initial crash and render aid,” police said.

One of the pedestrians was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and the other pedestrian, later identified as Sarah Bolt, 38, died in the hospital.

“The Sedona traveled across all lanes of travel, struck the median barrier, then traveled across all lanes of travel again and struck the right-hand guard rail. The Sedona, now stopped partially in the far right-hand lane of travel, was struck by multiple vehicles,” police said.

The driver of the Kia Sedona sustained minor injuries, police said.

Atlanta News First is working to get more details.