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ACWORTH, Georgia – A married Chicago couple were walking home from dinner at their hotel when a vehicle struck them, killing the wife, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said. The husband was hospitalized and is in serious condition.

This happened around 7:42 p.m. Thursday on Highway 92 near Northpoint Parkway in Acworth.

An eastbound vehicle on Highway 92 struck the couple, the sheriff’s office said. Marie Collins, 73, of Chicago, died at the scene. Ernest Collins, 78, of Chicago, was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

Authorities said the couple were not in the crosswalk at the time of the crash and the area was not well lit. The driver remained at the scene and no charges were laid.

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