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Briefs: Woman killed in Crash; Body of woman found in lake identified

Metro police are investigating the separate deaths of two women, one who was killed in a car crash in Cobb County and anoher who drowned in a lake in Waleska.
Metro police are investigating the separate deaths of two women, one who was killed in a car crash in Cobb County and anoher who drowned in a lake in Waleska.Stock Photo

A 59-year-old woman was killed after she allegedly drove out in front of a jeep Tuesday afternoon in Cobb County.

The crash happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Shallowford and Jamerson roads in Marietta, according to Cobb County police.

Investigators said Marilyn S. McQueary, of Marietta, was in a gray 2008 Saab 93 that was stopped at the stop sign for northbound Jamerson Road at Shallowford Road at the same time a blue 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading eastbound on Shallowford Road.

“For reasons unknown, the driver of the Sabb pulled out in front of the Jeep while attempting to turn left onto westbound Shallowford Road,” police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said. “The Jeep struck the driver’s side door of the Saab in the intersection, pinning the driver inside her car.”

McQueary was transported by ambulance to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where she pronounced dead, Pierce said.

The driver of the Jeep, 21-year-old Justin M. Jones, of Marietta, was not injured and is not expected to be charged in the crash, Pierce said

Still, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the wreck is asked to call (770) 499-3987.

Elderly Woman Found Dead in Lake Identified

A woman was found dead in Lake Arrowhead earlier this week and on Tuesday officials released identify the body. Now they are waiting on an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.

Cindy Naterman, 70, of Waleska, was found dead Monday evening, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Two men fishing in Lake Arrowhead in Waleska spotted Naterman’s body floating in the water about 7:30 p.m., the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said.

The Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services Dive team was called in to retrieve the body, which was then turned over to GBI for an autopsy, Baker said. The autopsy showed Naterman drowned and police do not suspect any foul play, he said.

So far, no details have been released on the circumstances surrounding Naterman’s death, which officials said is still under investigation. It’s also unclear how long she had been in the water before she was found.