Marietta man dies after Smyrna accident
by MDJ Staff
July 19, 2011 03:18 PM | 4129 views | 4 4 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SMYRNA — A Marietta man has died after being struck while crossing a road in Smyrna, according to police reports.

Ralph Smith, 25, was trying to cross Windy Hill Road at Benson Poole Road in Smyrna outside of a crosswalk at 11:12 p.m. Friday when he was struck by Abraham Samaniego-Castor, 36, of Powder Springs, who was driving a blue 1996 Dodge Ram pick-up truck, police said.

Smith was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he died from his injuries Sunday.

Samaniego-Castor is not expected to face charges in the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (770) 499-3987.
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anonymous
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July 20, 2011
First, as to the commentor that speaks about people on Windy Hill Road "not caring about life," that certainly is a broad statement. The location, Windy Hill and Benson Poole, has a large vagrant community that I pass by and wonder why law enforcement ignores them. Perhaps by this young person's death, law enforcement will ignore them no longer and will help them.
big sexy
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July 19, 2011
really,you're not safe in the crosswalk.pedestrians must be alert when crossing the street.
Maikka
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July 19, 2011
terrible, but pedestrians should be pay morre attention when they crossing Windy Hill Road and Delk Rold the people of that area looks like don`t care about life

when you hear the horn may too late .

Pam J
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July 19, 2011
When will people learn that you should not cross a busy road unless you are in a crosswalk with a light? Just about every day I see somebody (usually a woman with children) trying to cross a busy four-lane highway just feet from a legitimate crosswalk. And please tell the stupid bikeriders that are on the Silver Comet Trail to stop at all interections with road to make sure nothing is coming. I cannot tell you how many bikers I have nearly hit because they just came barrelling through. Whatever happened to common sense? Nobody seems to have it any more.
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