Fatal accident along Dallas Acworth Highway - CBS46 News

Fatal accident along Dallas Acworth Highway

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Emergency crews responded to a fatal single-car accident in Cobb County along Dallas Acworth Highway Friday afternoon.

Investigators have identified the victim as James H. Deithorn, 58, of Douglasville, GA. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Deithorn was driving a maroon 1994 Dodge Ram pickup truck. He was traveling northbound when he left the roadway and struck a fire hydrant near Allatoona High School in Acworth. The truck re-entered the roadway and crossed the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway, traveling roughly 120 feet down an embankment.

It is not known what caused Deithorn to leave the roadway. Investigators believe a medical condition may have contributed to the wreck.

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