East Cobb man killed in crash at Johnson Ferry/Powers Road

East Cobb man killed Johnson Ferry crash

An East Cobb man was killed after a late Friday car crash at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Powers Road that also injured another person.

Cobb Police said Rob Higginbotham, 61, of a nearby East Cobb address, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision took place at 11:19 p.m. on Friday and involved two white Mercedes Benz cars, police said.

A Mercedes SL550 driven by Higginbotham was attempting a left turn onto Powers from a northbound Johnson Ferry lane, when it was struck by a Mercedes C300, traveling south on Johnson Ferry, police said.

Police said Higginbotham was ejected from his car and that Colin W. Outz, 19, of Marietta, the driver of the other car, was taken to WellStone Kennestone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident was first reported by WSB-TV, which talked to eyewitnesses who said that stretch of Johnson Ferry—between Lower Roswell Road and Paper Mill Road—has had numerous high-speed crashes.

Cobb Police said the crash remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call 770-499-3987.

The incident was the second fatal crash of the weekend in East Cobb. On Saturday afternoon, an 18-year-old motorcyclist died after he was hit by a car at the intersection of Alabama Road and Old Mountain Park Road, near the Cobb-Fulton line (see link below).

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