Marietta, GA – Update: Jose Ortiz Killed in Fatal Car Accident on Cobb Pkwy
Marietta, GA (September 30, 2022) – Around 1:24 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, September 26, a man was killed in a fatal car accident in Marietta. He has since been identified by police.
According to Marietta Police Department officials, the accident happened in the afternoon hours at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Canton Road Connector. Police confirmed that an 18-year-old was driving a Honda Prelude and making a U-turn at the intersection. Suddenly, the Prelude turned in front of a GMC Sierra, causing them to collide with each other. Both vehicles were extensively damaged and the Sierra rolled over.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One passenger inside the Sierra, identified as 64-year-old Jose Ortiz, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Three other parties sustained serious injuries in the accident.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for approximately three hours as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released at this time but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
Our sympathies and condolences go out to the party whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout the state of Georgia. Though many of these accidents cause injuries, others are incredibly severe and take the lives of those involved. In 2018, it was determined that approximately 1,190 people were killed in fatal car accidents in the state of Georgia. The truth is, these accidents are almost entirely preventable but continue to occur due to the negligence of others. The loss of a loved one can leave you in a difficult position that you are not prepared to face on your own. You and your family should know that you have a wide array of options moving forward at this time.
If you have lost someone close to you in a fatal car accident, you may wonder what options you have. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you should never have to worry about the bills that keep piling up against you. Facing these losses on your own can be a complex matter, especially knowing that wrongful death claims are entirely complicated matters. If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, you should speak with a dedicated Marietta wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. Having the help of an attorney on your side can lessen some of the stress that you may be feeling during one of the most difficult times in your life. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation that you deserve for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Marietta at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can help you during these challenging times.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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