Truck driver won’t be charged in deadly I-75 crash in Cobb


The driver whose pickup truck was one of several vehicles involved in a deadly crash scene on I-75 will not face charges, police said.

Dennis Long, 52, of Morrison, Tenn., was driving a 2016 Ford F-150 northbound on I-75 on Sunday, Marietta police said Wednesday in a news release. For reasons unknown, Kristin Stiltner, who was killed in the crash, collided with the rear bumper of Long’s truck, Officer Jared Rakestraw said in the release.

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Stiltner then lost control of her Honda and spun out on I-75 facing the wrong way, police said.

Long exited I-75, inspected his truck and concluded that the damage didn’t require a police report. 

“After later learning about the severity of the crash, and that police were looking for him, Long contacted Marietta police to report he’d been involved in the crash,” Rakestraw said. 

Long’s truck, which was then at his residence in Tennessee, was subsequently impounded by local authorities, police said, pending a post-crash inspection.

After physically observing the damage on Long’s vehicle, and conducting the post-crash inspection, investigators determined that Long will not face criminal charges, according to Rakestraw.

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