The crash occurred at about 3 p.m. in the intersection of Chastain Road and Chastain Meadows Parkway.
More than a week later, Dexter Leslie, 86, of Marietta died Jan. 19 as a result of injuries he suffered in the collision.
Traffic investigators believe 84-year-old Maxine Clark of Kennesaw was driving a gold 2005 Toyota Corolla with Leslie in the front passenger seat when she tried to turn left from westbound Chastain Road onto southbound Chastain Meadows Parkway. She reportedly turned in front of a green 1999 Mercury Mountaineer sport utility vehicle, which was traveling eastbound on Chastain Road.
The right front of the Toyota collided with the left front of the SUV.
The driver of the Mercury was identified as 67-year-old Kenneth D. Arneaud of Kennesaw. He was not injured in the crash.
Both Clark and Leslie were transported by ambulance to Grady Hospital. Leslie, sitting on the passenger side, took the brunt of the collision, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, Cobb Police spokesman.
Pierce said it was not raining or foggy at the time and he’s not sure what caused the woman driving the Toyota to fail to yield the right of way while making her left-hand turn.
Investigators are expecting to file charges, Pierce said. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call (770) 499-3987.
Georgia law has first and second degree vehicular homicide charges that can result whenever a death is caused by a driver breaking a traffic law.
Pierce said Leslie’s injuries did not seem severe enough to be life threatening at the time of the crash, and police only found out later he had “taken a turn for the worse.”
“We reported it as a delayed fatality crash,” he said, in explaining the amount of time between the death and when the media was notified.