Kimberly Nichols, 45, of Dallas, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The teenager, whose name was not released, was taken by ambulance to Kennestone with non life-threatening injuries. Charges are expected to be filed against him.
The crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. Traffic was detoured in the area for roughly two hours as police investigated the scene.
Witnesses told authorities that the teen driver of the 2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet turned in front of oncoming traffic to take a left on Old Hamilton Road. A red Mustang, driven by Karen Flury, 40, of Dallas, hit the Volkswagen on the passenger side door, Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said. The Volkwagen then spun around and was hit in the back by a gray Mazda, driven by 19-year-old Joseph Kirkland, of Powder Springs, Pierce said. A box truck, trying to take a left from the other side of intersection, was believed to be blocking the vision of the Volkswagen driver, Pierce said.
The driver of the box truck is being sought for questioning, as he or she drove away from the scene, Pierce said. Cobb Police are at (770) 499-3987.
Flury complained of injuries and was also taken to Kennestone for treatment. Kirkland was not injured, Pierce said.