Cobb County

I-75 in Cobb County reopens hours after police say driver suffered mental health emergency

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — I-75 northbound has reopened after being shut down for hours on Wednesday afternoon.

NewsChopper 2 flew over I-75 near Delk Road and saw at least four lanes of the interstate blocked off by police and at least a dozen officers in the area.

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Cobb County police say they received calls about a person being a traffic hazard in the roadway.

They say the person was experiencing a mental health emergency and confirmed to Channel 2 Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell that they were attempting to get the driver to the side of the road to provide medical assistance.

Several Marietta and Cobb County police cruisers appeared to have a car blocked off as they investigated.


Just before 7 p.m., NewsChopper 2 saw the driver exit the car and get into an ambulance nearby.

The interstate reopened shortly after.

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