Marietta man dies after Smyrna accident
by MDJ Staff
July 19, 2011 03:18 PM | 4805 views | 4 4 comments | 10 10 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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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
July 19, 2011
really,you're not safe in the crosswalk.pedestrians must be alert when crossing the street.
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
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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