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Man dies exiting I-75 in Marietta after running into back of parked tractor trailer

It happened Wednesday night.
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MARIETTA, Ga. — A man died Wednesday night in a crash on I-75 North in Marietta.

The Marietta Police Department said it happened at Exit 263 to South Marietta Parkway around 10:30 p.m.

They identified the victim as 45-year-old Sparticus Heyward of Marietta. Police said he was taking the exit and "for reasons unknown" left the regular exit lanes and entered into a gore area at the ramp where a 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer was parked, running into the back of it in his 2017 Acura MDX.

Police said Heyward was taken to Wellstar Kennestone where he was treated but died.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact Officer Joshua Madison at 770-794-5357.