1 dead after antique car flips in Marietta

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MARIETTA, Ga. - Police in Cobb County are investigating what led to a crash that police say killed the driver of an antique car in Marietta.
 
The crash shutdown Paper Mill Road near the Atlanta Country Club for hours Saturday afternoon.
 
Police aren't releasing too many details about this accident, but Channel 2’s Jade Hernandez spoke to one woman who not only heard the accident, but whose husband rushed to help.
 
The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she was driving up to her home when she heard the crash.
 
“I had seen the car coming out of the neighborhood and knew there was a child in the car so I yelled at him, 'The car is upside down. There's a child,’” the woman said.
 
Without hesitating, her husband ran down to the scene.
 
“He and some other men lifted the car, so other people could pull the other bodies out,” The woman said.
 
Cobb County police aren't saying what caused the vintage car to flip, but we are told the driver, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, died.
 
Witnesses said there was also a woman and a young child in the car.
 
Several drivers also told Hernandez Paper Mill Road is heavily traveled.
 
“Just last night my husband ran down the street because my husband heard an accident but no one was hurt. A week ago, I ran down the street but no one was hurt,” the woman said.
 
Channel 2 has contacted police but have been told it may be a while before more information is released.
 
The name of the victim has yet to be released.



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