The Cobb County Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on Canton Road just south of Cauthen Court in Marietta, GA.
Per investigators, a green 2005 Dodge Caravan was southbound on Canton Road in the right travel lane. As the vehicle traveled south of Cauthen Court a pedestrian was crossing from the eastern edge of the roadway to the western edge (from left to right as the vehicle was traveling). The pedestrian was not in a pedestrian crosswalk. The Caravan struck the pedestrian before he could make it fully across the roadway. The force of the collision knocked the pedestrian into the wooded area on the right shoulder of the roadway.
The driver of the Caravan, 30-year-old Brett D. Murphy of Marietta, was not injured. His front right passenger, 22-year-old Alejandro A. Grover of Marietta, was not injured either.
The pedestrian, 25-year-old Kristopher A. Harvin of Marietta, was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Investigators do not anticipate filing charges in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the STEP Unit at 770-499-3987.