One killed after car slams into Cobb County salon

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A salon was ripped open when a car smashed into it. One person died, and another person was seriously hurt.

Channel 2's Rikki Klaus obtained video of the car losing control on a Cobb County road. Cameras inside the salon show the car plowing through the building.

The crash was so loud an employee working at a nearby Burger King said they could hear it from their headset.


Firefighters told Klaus during a lane change, the car collided with an SUV on Veterans Memorial Highway. It's unclear which car was changing lanes.

The car landed upside down.

“All I see is cop cars," Jalen Hutchinson told Klaus. Hutchinson works at the Burger King across the street.

A co-worker heard the crash through the drive-thru microphone.

“She told me it sounded like a screech, kind of like I guess they were trying to hit the brakes, and then just a boom," Hutchinson said.

Hutchinson said one customer abandoned her order to rush over and help.

Footage Channel 2 Action News took shows the car's mangled metal, the detached bumper, and a lone Nike tennis shoe on the ground.

A witness told us firefighters cut the car apart to rescue someone, while the SUV driver was able to walk to an ambulance.

Domika Yeary feels for the survivor in the car.

“It’s probably going to be hard for that person going forward, but God has all things under control," Yeary said.

Firefighters said the passenger in the red car was seriously injured and the SUV driver had non-life threatening injuries.