Cobb County

Husband dies as minivan goes off I-75, Marietta police say

MARIETTA, Ga. — Marietta police are investigating a crash that left a woman injured and her husband dead on Wednesday morning.

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Police told Channel 2 Action News that officers were called to the scene of a crash on Bells Ferry Lane.

When officers arrived, police said they found a van that had plummeted over an embankment on I-75.

Police said a woman was driving when the van lost control. Her husband was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The couple, who was from Tennessee, has not been identified.

Channel 2′s Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell spoke to a man who works nearby who ran to try to help.

“I come running out of my weld shop and saw the car sitting at the bottom of the bank. I ran over,” Joe Houser said.


Houser said he decided to help out upon hearing the woman’s voice.

“I heard a woman’s voice. So I ran over, and I lifted the side airbag. I asked if she was alright. She was coherent talking to me,” Houser said. “Asked if there was anyone else with her and she said her husband was with her, and when I looked, there was no one in the passenger side seat.”

The wife was taken to a local hospital, where she is expected to survive.

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Traffic investigators are still working to identify the cause of the crash.