A Jasper man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 575 south in Cherokee County on Wednesday morning.

According to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Capt. Jay Baker:

At about 7 a.m. Wednesday a Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by 61-year-old Robert Schroeder of Jasper was struck from behind by a Kia Sportage, causing drivers of both southbound vehicles to lose control, strike the guardrail and flip onto their sides. Schroeder was thrown from his vehicle.

The crash occurred just north of Riverstone Parkway.

The Kia was driven by Kierra Holder, 24, of Forest Park. Both drivers and a passenger in the Kia, Samira Bryant, 23, of Riverdale, were transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Schroeder later died from his injuries.

“Witnesses reported the Kia was traveling erratically prior to the collision,” Baker said. “The accident is being investigated by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit. No charges have been filed at this time.”

The fatality was the fifth on Cherokee County roads in recent weeks.

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(3) comments

Yo, semite!

Seatbelts save lives.

YoFU

He had on a seatbelt.

Kschottl

people are thrown from vehicles while wearing seat belts. It happens more than you realize.

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