Dallas Highway wreck fatal
by MDJ staff
May 17, 2013 12:26 AM | 9593 views | 5 5 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A Paulding County woman was killed in a Wednesday afternoon wreck on Dallas Highway while her teenage son was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Cobb County Police issued a news release Thursday saying the wreck happened just before 1 p.m. the previous day on Dallas Highway, just west of Due West Road in west Cobb.

Delores Sibert, 46, of Hiram was driving a green 1995 Toyota Avalon eastbound on Dallas Highway when she attempted to turn left (northbound) into the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot. As she was attempting to pull into the shopping center, she turned into the path of a silver 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck which was traveling westbound on Dallas Highway. After the truck struck the passenger side of the car, the impact caused the car to spin and collide with a gray 2004 Toyota Sequoia sport-utility vehicle, which was waiting at the traffic signal to turn onto Dallas Highway from the shopping center parking lot.

Sibert was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced dead. Her 14-year-old son, who was a passenger in the car, was transported by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and then by helicopter to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. At the time he was transported, he was listed in critical condition.

The driver of the Nissan pickup truck has been identified as 35-year-old Desmond Smith of Hiram. He was not injured in the collision.

The driver of the Toyota SUV has been identified as 44-year-old Larry Crowson of Marietta. He was not injured in the crash.

No charges are expected to be filed, according to the news release. Anyone with information about it is asked to call (770) 499-3987.


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Where's DOT
May 18, 2013
MDJ - How about an article on DOT - both Cobb and GA - explaining why they refuse to reduce the speed limit ?
May 17, 2013
We are desperate for a turn light at that spot and Dallas Hwy at Casteel. They should both have turn arrow lights that are RED when traffic is going East and West. This is the second fatality and there have been numerous accidents at both spots. It is ridiculous that the Cobb Dot does nothing to prevent this situation from happening. Yes, drivers should be more responsible but you can not count on that!
Samuel Adams
May 17, 2013
The speed limit is TOO HIGH IN THIS area, which is in front of the Avenues at West Cobb. I'm a resident of this area, and very familiar with how easy it is to misjudge the speed of cars coming from both directions. For some reason, none of them slows down no matter how congested it is, or time of day. Even when you are familiar with this, if you are coming from Paulding, it's like you come upon this area so quickly....something needs to be done here. Fatalities are also MOMS, who make it their business, usually, to be so careful.
west cobb steve
May 17, 2013
This is the second fatal accident in this area. When will they reduce the 55 MPH Speed limit.
Was it worth it?
May 17, 2013
How many dead Americans will be enough before we finally realize the real "freedoms" cars bring are freedom from our money and freedom from our health and/or life, and that rather than making us sexy, cars enable our gross obesity?
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