Man hit, killed trying to cross I-75 on foot, police say

MARIETTA, Ga. — Police say a man was killed after he was hit by a car on I-75 Friday night.

Marietta Police said the accident happened on I-75 south at Delk Road around 9:30 p.m.

Early Townsend, 61, was killed when a Chevrolet Trax hit him as he tried to cross the highway on foot.


The Chevrolet was driven by 26-year-old Iyesha Morris of Austell.

Police are not sure why Townsend was walking across the highway. The accident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Joshua Madison at 770-794-5357.