Elderly woman killed while trying to cross street - CBS46 News

Elderly woman killed while trying to cross street

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A 78-year-old Marietta woman was killed Saturday after Cobb County police said she tried to cross the street and a car hit her. A small memorial with fresh flowers marked the spot Sunday night where she was killed.

Police said Xiujuan Chen was killed while trying to cross the intersection of Jamerson Road at Jett Road.

Nearby residents tell CBS Atlanta News that Chen lived in the Jamerson Estates neighborhood and walked around often, just like others in the area.

Now residents like Fahd Yessine said Chen's death is a sign that shows there needs to be a change to the intersection where she was killed, which also serves as a bus stop for school children.

"Getting out of our street is pretty dangerous, even by car," Yessine said. "Let alone by foot."

His family believes there needs to be a stoplight at the intersection where Chen was killed.

Authorities believe the car involved is a 1993 Buick LeSabre. Charges are pending.

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