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Construction worker struck, killed on I-75, police looking for driver

Police say the vehicle, believed to be a black Volkswagen Golf GTI, did not stop to render aid and fled the area.
Credit: Marietta Police Department

MARIETTA, Ga. — The Marietta Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash on Interstate 75 Saturday night.

Police believe that at around 8:53 p.m., a construction worker, identified as 30-year-old Martin Rivera was placing signage on the shoulder of the northbound lanes just north of the Delk Road interchange. 

Rivera was contracted by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to perform maintenance to the bridges over Interstate 75.

Credit: Marietta Police Department
Martin Rivera

Police say the first vehicle, believed to be a black Volkswagen Golf GTI, likely a 2010-2013 model, did not stop to render aid and drove away. That vehicle is missing a passenger side mirror and has front end damage, police say.

They said the impact knocked Rivera into the path of a second vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle stopped and is cooperating with investigators. 

Credit: Marietta Police Department

Rivera succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators need the public’s help locating the first vehicle and the individual that was driving it. It was last seen "abruptly" exiting I-75 northbound onto the South Marietta Parkway exit ramps, they said. 

Anyone that witnessed the crash or has information related to this incident is urged to contact STEP Investigator C. Henry at (770) 794-5364.