Medical crisis leads to deadly building crash


COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Marietta police say a man who suffered a medical emergency before he crashed his truck into a building has died.

Police are investigating the incident as a fatal single-vehicle accident, which happened Tuesday, just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Roswell Road and Powers Ferry Road.

Police said the 68-year-old man was stopped at a red light on Powers Ferry Road when he suffered a medical emergency.

At some point, the Chevrolet Silverado he was driving rolled through the intersection, over a curb and through the front wall and windows of the vacant building, coming to rest completely inside the building at1323 Roswell Rd.

Marietta Fire Department and Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service arrived on scene and began treating the driver, who was in cardiac arrest.

The driver was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the building was heavily damaged, but unoccupied at the time of the incident.

No other injuries or damage were reported and the name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Michael Gardner at 770-794-5266.