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Pedestrian Killed in Smyrna

The woman entered the roadway for unknown reasons.

A 79-year-old Smyrna woman was struck and killed Monday night as she tried to cross Cumberland Parkway, just east of South Cobb Drive.

The accident occurred just before 9 p.m. Monday when Angie C. Scroggins entered the roadway for unknown reasons, said Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. 

"Preliminary information from investigators indicates that the driver of a gray 2011 Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound on Cumberland Parkway behind an unrelated pickup truck in the left lane," he said. "The unrelated pickup truck had to slow abruptly to avoid striking the pedestrian."

When that happened, the driver of the Dodge, who did not see the pedestrian, slowed and changed lanes to the right to avoid striking the rear of the pickup truck.

Scroggins, who was crossing the roadway in a southerly direction and not utilizing a marked crosswalk, entered into the path of the Dodge and was struck in the center travel lane, Bowman said.

She was taken to Emory Adventist Hospital, where she died. Just a few weeks ago, another 79-year-old pedestrian was killed when she entered an East Cobb roadway for unknown reasons and was struck by a Nissan.

Investigators do not expect to file charges against the driver of the Charger.

If you have information about this pedestrian fatality, call 770-499-3987.

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