Woman charged with DUI in wreck that killed 85-year-old Marietta woman
by MDJ staff
March 12, 2014 10:05 AM | 3592 views | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Cobb Police are investigating a wreck that occurred Tuesday afternoon on Terrell Mill Road just south of Waterfall Village Drive that killed an 85-year-old woman from Marietta.

A 45-year-old woman accused of causing the crash has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Preliminary information from investigators, along with witness information from the scene, indicates the driver of a white 2006 Ford Taurus was turning left from the private drive of the Wal-Mart at 1785 Cobb Parkway South onto northbound Terrell Mill Road at about 3 p.m. At the same time, the driver of a silver Hyundai Tucson was traveling southbound on Terrell Mill approaching the intersection of the private drive. As the Ford pulled out, it was struck on the driver’s side by the Hyundai.

The driver of the Ford has been identified as 85-year-old Kathryn J. LaPointe of Marietta. She was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital by ambulance, but she did not survive her injuries.

The driver of the Hyundai has been identified as 45-year-old Cynthia D. Max of Powder Springs. Police say Max declined treatment for the minor injuries she received in the crash, was arrested on DUI charges and transported to the Cobb County jail.

The investigation continues, and anyone with information about it is asked to call (770) 499-3987.

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March 12, 2014
For what it is worth, to the family. I talked to the lady that passed, and asked her to repent and ask for salvation. I know she heard me. May God restore peace in the hearts of her loved ones! Sorry for your loss.
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