**Man Fatally Struck by Car While Crossing Road in Marietta**
A tragic incident unfolded in Marietta on Saturday night when a man lost his life after being hit by a car while attempting to cross the road. The Marietta Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit has launched an investigation into the incident, aiming to shed light on the circumstances that led to this devastating accident.
The victim has been identified as 57-year-old William Gould. According to officers, Gould was crossing Wylie Road, located outside of a marked crosswalk, at approximately 10:15 p.m. when a 2014 Nissan Altima collided with him. The impact proved fatal, and Gould tragically lost his life at the scene.
At this point, the identity of the driver involved has not been released to the public. Authorities are actively working to gather more information and piece together the details surrounding the accident. If you have any information that could assist investigators in their efforts, please reach out to them at 770-794-5357.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety, particularly when it comes to using designated crosswalks. Crossing the road outside of these designated areas significantly increases the risk of accidents, putting both pedestrians and drivers in harm’s way. Marietta residents are urged to exercise caution and use marked crosswalks whenever possible to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.
Located in Cobb County, Georgia, Marietta is a vibrant city known for its rich history and close-knit community. With numerous residential areas, commercial establishments, and busy roads, it is crucial for pedestrians and drivers alike to remain vigilant and adhere to traffic laws to prevent tragic accidents like this from occurring.
As the investigation into this heartbreaking incident continues, the Marietta community mourns the loss of William Gould. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.