Man arrested after woman, 20, hit, killed by car
by Lindsay Field
September 12, 2013 09:12 AM | 7078 views | 10 10 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jacob Tillman
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Hannah Straton
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KENNESAW — Police have arrested a 22-year-old man accused of giving alcohol to an underage woman who was later struck and killed by a car while she was walking along Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw early Thursday morning.

Jacob Tillman of Kennesaw was arrested Thursday afternoon at the Superior Creek Lodge, a hotel at 2945 Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw, and remains in custody on three counts of furnishing alcohol to people under the legal drinking age of 21.

He is accused of providing the drinks to three underage people at the hotel sometime Wednesday night.

One of those people was 20-year-old Hannah Straton, who later left the hotel on foot and would never make it home. She was hit by a car and killed while walking along the parkway, likely toward a local convenience store.

Kennesaw Police spokesman Scott Luther said Tillman could also be facing charges related to the death of Straton. Kennesaw is working with Cobb County Police Department’s traffic unit in the investigation of Straton’s death.

According to a news release from Cobb Police, Straton was walking on Cobb Parkway just south of Mack Dobbs Road in Kennesaw when she was struck by a white 2004 Toyota Tundra pickup truck heading southbound on the parkway at about 3:45 a.m.

The driver, later identified as 43-year-old Stephen Nehls of Dallas, immediately pulled over to the side of the road and called 911.

“The body was located on the west side of the roadway on the southbound side of Cobb Parkway,” Sgt. Dana Pierce with Cobb Police said. “She was dead at the scene.”

Pierce said his investigators are not sure where Straton was going when she was hit but Luther said his department thinks she was headed to the QuickTrip gas station at 2761 Cobb Parkway, about a mile south of the hotel.

Pierce said police believe she had been drinking prior to the accident.

Investigators don’t expect to charge Nehls in connection with the death.

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Cynde Godfrey
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September 21, 2013
Such a beautiful and Loving young woman. Hannah, just like many young people her age, had her issues, problems, and such but she was a truly an awesome person. Hannah will be missed deeply by all of those that knew her. Prays and love go out to her parents, Bobby and Sherri, her brother and sister, her Aunt Kristy and Uncle Robert and her cousin Mason. Thank you so much for giving me the gift of knowing you all, and for allowing me to share in the life of your daughter/neice. I love you all
Top investigator
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September 20, 2013
Jvd Associates, Inc? acworth?
Julie Lane
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September 17, 2013
The parents of Hannah (Straton) Lane are wanting to share in the celebration of Hannah's life. The memorial service will be held @ 2:30 pm on September 21, 2013 Location will be In Christ Worship Center 2785 Bobo Rd. Dallas, Ga. 30132. @ the intersection of Bobo Rd. & MacLand Rd. The church is located in the Sunoco plaza on the far left end of building next to the car wash. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to either give to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta @ http://www.choa.org/support or Autism Speaks @ http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Mr. P
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September 16, 2013
This is a tragic situation. Hannah was my student. She was a great person with a kind heart. My prayers go out to her family & friends.
L-Bo
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September 15, 2013
Hannah was a great girl who was warm, kind, and was taken from us all way to soon. She was the neighbor that made you smile even when there wasn't much to smile about, and the type of person that could change your bad day with nothing more than her smile and a few minutes of conversation. She is gone but will never be forgotten. Our hearts are broken but we are blessed by our memories that she has blessed us with in her short life. Thank you to her family for having all of us be a part of the candlelight memorial held on Saturday evening. This may help all of her friends, family, and neighbors be able to start this long, and painful healing process... You will be in our prayers.
JVD
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September 13, 2013
Check out both of these fine citizens facebook pages and you will see they will be greatly missed!
Julie Lane
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September 14, 2013
First off, I am Hannah's aunt and I can assure you she will be greatly missed. Your right JVD Hannah's facebook was like that of a lot 20 yr olds Today. We as her family were working very hard to get her straight & back on tract as she had gotten mixed up obviously with the wrong crowd, it happens. But I must ask,have you no tact, class or respect for a human life? How would YOU feel if this was YOUR niece, sister or daughter & people were bashing her? Maybe Hannah didn't live the life YOU or I think she should have, but she was an amazing & lovely young lady that had a heart bigger than most anyone. She was taken tragically from our lives way to soon. Please let our family grieve & mourn her death without others spewing such horrid, hate-filled, vomit from their silly, petty mouth's while they are bored online & decided to play armchair critic & judge someone else's wrongs when what the should be doing is sweeping around their own backdoor first. Remember love as the Good book says in John 8:7 (KJV) "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her"....now sit down & shut up!
ks&rs
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September 20, 2013
I am disturbed by the comments made by jvd obviously

this person has no compassion and i hope that they never experience such a tragedy Hannah was greatly

loved by her family. Many young people have trouble in there lives but no one should judge unless they have walked in that persons shoes. We love Hannah very much.
Kathy GOnzalez
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September 12, 2013
I know the victime hanna stratton quit portraying her as a drunk she a freaken human being she was my daughter best friend and she was a really good kid maybe a bit misunderstood at times she was great kid who fell in between the cracks of society her parents tried to for years to get her help but no one wanted to help her or the family out we would appreciate and the family would appreciate it that you would portray her as a loving daughter and great sister to her little brother who has autism and her little sister. if you have any question you can email me at katgonzalez20@gmail.com...... the family is going to need some assistant for memorial service and buriel of her if you can get someone to help with these expenses they would really appreciate it
Julie Lane
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September 14, 2013
Kathy, Thank You! We really are hurting right now as I know you guys are as well. Hannah was such a Bright, Beautiful & Loving soul. Don't let the empty, heartless comments from some silly fool just looking to hurt others. WE KNEW HER, WE LOVED HER & WE were BLESSED to have HER in our lives. Too bad pathetic vomit spewing dip-wads like this never got to know such an amazing & lovely young lady. Bobby & Sherri said Thank You for standing up for Hannah & her memory. Look me up on facebook as me & my husband Chris are handling most everything for them right now as you must imagine, they are really not able. Again, Thank You from all of us. We really miss our Hannah Banana
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