Woman Indicted in Crash that Killed Teen Boy in Cobb County Hit-and-Run
COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a driver was indicted this week in relation to a deadly hit-and-run collision that left a fourteen-year-old boy with fatal injuries. The incident occurred on Cunningham Road when the 51-year-old woman in a 2013 Honda Accord struck the boy while heading southbound.*
The boy was transported to the hospital but died one day after the incident. The police were able to acquire surveillance videos from the scene that showed a dark-colored sedan. Videos were taken from a nearby Dairy Queen, and they showed the sedan both prior to and after the crash. The suspect lived only about one-half mile from the place where the crash occurred. Based on the footage, the police were able to determine the make and the model of the car. The evidence from the scene was too limited to find the vehicle, but with the added footage, they were able to narrow down the type of car.
The car was then located, and it was registered to the suspected driver.
While the coroner’s office would not release the name of the victim, the Cobb County School District confirmed that the teen was a student at Osborne High School.
The AAA published a report detailing information about the growing trend of hit-and-run crashes. The rate of these accidents has increased rapidly in recent years. The study found that the way that states try to prevent these crashes is by deterring drivers through punishment. The penalties vary significantly state by state. Some states have strengthened penalties for hit-and-runs in an effort to reduce these crashes. However, there is no indication that states with harsher penalties have fewer hit-and-run wrecks.
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