Police: Man killed on sidewalk in Cobb County; possible distracted driver

- Charges are expected to be filed against the driver who hit and killed a man working on the side of a Cobb County road Wednesday morning.

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It happened along Akers Mill Road near Galleria Drive around 8 a.m. Police said Toni Hale, 30, ran up on the curb and struck 50-year-old Joseph Poncer before plowing into two light poles.

Police believe Hale may have been distracted.

Poncer worked for a company that handled the maintenance of the buildings in the area. His co-workers said he was cleaning up the area around the bus stop when he was hit.

Poncer died at the scene.

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