Cobb County

Passenger not wearing seatbelt injured after driver crosses into other lane on busy Marietta street

MARIETTA, Ga. — A serious crash with injuries has shut down a busy Marietta road.

The crash happened around 5:50 a.m. on Fairground Street near Fort Street. NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene live on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

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Marietta police told Channel 2 that it was a head-on collision that injured two people.

Police said that Michelle Nutt, 22, was driving in a 2022 Chevy Impala on Fairground Street. Nutt wasn’t able to stay in her lane and crossed over the double yellow line into the other lane, according to investigators.

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Nutt crashed into a GMC Sierra pick-up truck belonging to Kevin Espinosa. The 21-year-old driver was not injured; however, Nutt and her front seat passenger were.

Police said her passenger, identified as 22-year-old Jaborrie Darden. Investigators determined that Darden wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, which caused serious injuries.

Paramedics took both Nutt and Darden to WellStar Kennestone.

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