Cobb County

2 killed after SUV slams into back of parked tractor-trailer on I-75 in Cobb County

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Two people are dead after a crash on I-75 in Cobb County early Saturday morning.

Cobb County police said a transfer truck hauling a utility trailer was stopped on the eastern shoulder of I-75 North at Chastain Road around 1:15 a.m.

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A Jeep Grand Cherokee with two people inside was traveling in the northbound lanes.


Police said the Jeep crossed the travel lanes and slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the Jeep, 33-year-old John Adams, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Jeep’s passenger, 36-year-old Jamie Nelke, was taken to the hospital, where she died.

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The truck driver, 59-year-old Colbert Beaucicaut, was not hurt.

The crash is still under investigation.

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