Fatal seven-car wreck closes four lanes of I-75
by Rachel Gray
October 26, 2013 10:07 PM | 5915 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A police officer uses spray paint to mark areas of a fatal crash scene on I-75 south about 200 yards south of Delk Road on Saturday afternoon.
A police officer uses spray paint to mark areas of a fatal crash scene on I-75 south about 200 yards south of Delk Road on Saturday afternoon.
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MARIETTA — The Marietta Police Department is investigating the cause of a fatal hit-and-run car crash Saturday afternoon on Interstate 75 that involved seven cars and closed four lanes of traffic.

Officer David Baldwin said a multicolored, “champagne, tan and bluish green,” recreational vehicle changed lanes and struck the left rear quarter panel of a white Toyota Camry.

“The driver of the Camry lost control of the vehicle and crossed all lanes of I-75 where it struck a black Toyota Prius,” Baldwin said.

The Toyota Prius then struck the median wall, causing the front seat passenger to be partially ejected from the vehicle, Baldwin said. The passenger, Bradley Braland, 40, of Winter Garden, Florida, was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene, police said.

The woman driving the Prius suffered minor injuries and was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. A 4-year-old boy in the back seat was not injured, Baldwin said. Two other vehicles were struck by the Camry after it lost control, injuries were reported.

The crash closed a portion of the southbound lanes of Interstate 75, south of the Delk Road exit, and traffic was backed up past Barrett Parkway seven miles away.

Officer David Baldwin said seven cars were involved in the crash, but only six cars were at the scene when the Marietta Police arrived.

Baldwin said the driver of the RV, which should have damage to the right front quarter panel, fled the scene after causing the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has seen the RV in question is asked to contact Officer Nick Serkedakis at (770) 794-5266.

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