ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)

PRESS RELEASE:

The Cobb County Police Department Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 9:47 p.m. on South Cobb Drive, south of Waldrep Circle.

According to investigators, a red 2011 Ford Focus was traveling south on South Cobb Drive, south of Waldrep Circle, in the left southbound lane when a pedestrian walking west across South Cobb Drive entered the path of the Ford Focus. The front of the Ford Focus collided with the pedestrian. The pedestrian was projected south and came to rest in the left northbound lane of South Cobb Drive. The Ford Focus came to a final controlled rest in the left southbound lane of South Cobb Drive.

The pedestrian was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene. The pedestrian has been identified as 51-year-old Mauricio Hernandez of Marietta.  Next of kin has been notified.

The driver of the Ford Focus, 61-year-old Dwayne Tuggle of Marietta, was not injured.

The collision remain under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this collision should contact investigators at 770-499-3987.

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