MARIETTA - The Cobb County Police Department’s S.T.E.P. Unit continues to investigate a fatal crash that happened on Shawnee Lane at Pawnee Drive in Marietta Thursday night.
According to a release from Cobb Police, the driver of a silver 2005 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle was traveling northbound on Shawnee Lane heading towards Pawnee Drive around 6:45 p.m. Thursday when he struck the driver’s side door of a maroon 2007 Toyota Sienna LE van while the driver was attempting to turn left from westbound Pawnee Drive onto southbound Shawnee Lane.
The driver of the motorcycle, 35-year-old Vishal Jitendra Patel, died at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta from injuries sustained in the crash. The 12-year-old male passenger on the motorcycle was treated at Egleston Children’s Hospital of Atlanta for non life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the van, 30-year-old Bophany St. John of Marietta, and her husband and their three children, also in the vehicle, were not injured in the crash.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call (770) 499-3987.