The Cobb County Police Department (CCPD) is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Mableton Parkway north of Queensferry Drive near Six Flags Over Georgia at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, according to a CCPD public information release.
According to investigators, a gray 2003 Lincoln Aviator was in the left southbound travel lane on Mableton Parkway approaching Queensferry Drive while a pedestrian was attempting to cross Mableton Parkway in a westerly direction. The pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk and entered the path of the Lincoln. The Lincoln’s front collided with the pedestrian, and the pedestrian arrived at a final uncontrolled rest in the center turn lane.READ MORE: Colonial Pipeline returns to 'normal operations' after restart
The driver of the Lincoln Aviator, Keith Phillips, 59, of Mableton, did not require medical assistance on the scene.READ MORE: Disney World changes mask requirements for guests
The pedestrian, Elanden Park, 31, of Mableton, was transported to Wellstar Cobb Hospital with life-threatening injuries where he succumbed to his injuries and hospital personnel pronounced himdeceased. Authorities notified his next of kin.MORE NEWS: Petition Calls For Atlanta Public Schools To Reverse Early Bell Change Schedule
This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this collision should contact investigators at 770-499-3987.