Man, 65, Struck and Killed While Walking on Street in Powder Springs
A 65-year-old man was struck and killed while walking on a street in Cobb County Saturday night. And the 24-year-old driver who struck him is not expected to be charged.
Robert C. Smith, of Marietta, was walking in the lane of travel on Powder Springs Road when he was struck by a grey 2004 Infiniti G35 near Curtis Road in Powder Springs, according to the Cobb County police. Investigators said Maurico J. Segovia Zeballos, of Dallas, was heading southbound when he struck the pedestrian.
Smith was transported to Wellstar Cobb Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injures, spokeswoman Officer Alicia Chilton said. It’s unclear what the man was doing in the roadway, but police said the incident remains under investigation.
Still, no charges will be filed against Zeballos who, along with his passenger 26-year-old Sindy G. Rabanles Hidalgo, escaped the incident without injury. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call (770) 499-3987.
Man, 66, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Monroe County
A 66-year-old man was killed after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree Saturday morning in Monroe County.
Melvin K. Johnson was traveling east on Taylor Road in a Toyota Tacoma when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway shortly after 11:45 a.m., according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle struck a tree, then overturned, spokeswoman Allison Selman-Willis said.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Selman-Willis said. It’s unclear what caused the man to crash, but the incident is still under investigation, deputies said.
Several Families Displaced After Fire Destroys Apartments in Dunwoody
Several families were left without homes after 10 to 14 apartments were destroyed in a two-alarm fire in Dunwoody Sunday, police said. Still, no one was seriously injured in the blaze, officials said.
A woman walking her dog noticed the fire and told her neighbor, who is a first responder, neighbors told Channel 2 Action News. The man ran into the building to alert the occupants of the blaze, the news station reported. Tonea and Kaylee Parker noticed the flames from their home nearby, and walked outside to take a closer look, the news station reported. Another neighbor took cell phone video at the height of the fire.
Everyone managed to escape the fire safely, though one person suffered from minor smoke inhalation, the deputy Dunwoody fire chief told Channel 2. The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the displaced families. It was unclear how many people were affected and it was also unclear how the fire started and where.