The wreck happened around 7:40 p.m. on I-75 southbound, just south of the Delk Road overpass, according to Marietta police. Investigators said Richeany Meas was driving a white Honda Accord on the interstate when the right front tire blew, forcing Meas to come to a stop in the second lane.
A red Jeep Wrangler, driven by 39-year-old Thomas Allan Jordan, of Taylorsville, struck the stopped Honda on the left rear side, police spokesman Officer David Auld said. The impact sent the Jeep and the Honda against the left median wall where the Jeep ended it up on its roof, Auld said.
Meas was transported by ambulance to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where she was pronounced deceased from injuries she sustained in the crash, Auld said. Front seat passenger Enrique Zavaleta, 27, and the 4-year-old, who was properly restrained in a child safety seat in the rear, were also transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where they were treated and released, Auld said.
The Jeep’s driver was transported to the same hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition, Auld said.
All lanes of the Interstate were closed for about 30 minutes, before the two right lanes were re-opened, the spokesman said. The four left lanes of the interstate remained closed during the investigation but have since been re-opened, he said. No charges are expected in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing, he said.
Anyone with any information regarding this crash is urged to contact Officer Nick Serkedakis at (770) 794-5364.