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Marietta Man Driving 1929 Ford Model A Dies in Accident

The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta struck a 1929 Ford Model A from behind, forcing the vehicle to overturn and collide with another vehicle.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

A Marietta man driving an antique vehicle died from injuries he suffered in a three vehicle accident in East Cobb.

According to the Cobb County Police Department, the accident occurred around 4:46 p.m. Saturday, March 22 on Paper Mill Road near Atlanta Country Club Drive. 

According to Cobb investigators, a green 1929 Ford Model A was traveling eastbound on Paper Mill Road, driving slowly up a steep grade when a silver 2008 Volkswagen Jetta hit the classic car from behind. 

That collision forced the Model A into the westbound lanes on the road, where it overturned and collided with a silver 2004 Toyota Sienna. 

The driver behind the wheel of the Model A, Marietta resident Eddie B. Strickland, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger, 67-year-old Lynn Strickland of Marietta was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. 

A second passenger in the vehicle, a three-year-old male toddler, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital. 

The driver of the Volkswagen, Sandy Springs resident Shaina Carter Fernandez, 28, was not injured. The driver of the Toyota, Debra Shuping, 59, of Marietta was not injured in the accident. 

The collision remains under investigation, and police expect to file charges once the investigation is complete.  

Robert Graves March 23, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Well said Abigail!
Paul Even March 23, 2014 at 04:40 PM
Glad to see the insensitive comments have been removed or at least I didn't see them. I also am an employee and Ed Strickland will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family and I consider myself in some small way, part of the huge family he has left behind.
Samantha Ray March 23, 2014 at 08:45 PM
My husband is an employee of Ed and let me tell you he was 100% one of the best men we have ever had the blessing to know. Being a part of his extended family this news is just heart breaking. This man was a true class act.
Phyllis Brock March 23, 2014 at 09:57 PM
Abigail, I have never been prouder of you than I am right now! You are a great gal and your daddy would have been beyond proud of you!
Verna Snyder March 24, 2014 at 08:44 PM
I am a past employee of Ed Strickland, and would still be working for him today if my health allowed. Over 20 years ago this man believed in me, and helped me become the person I am today. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. May you rest in peace, you will be sorely missed. God please keep His wife and family in your hands.

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