Suspect in Fatality Collision Surrenders to Police in Cobb County, Georgia
COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report published online at cbs46.com, a suspect in a fatality vehicle collision surrendered to police in Cobb County, Georgia. The man is accused of participating in a vehicle race that caused a crash and killed two people. The other person involved in the race is still at-large, police say.*
The Cobb County Police Department reports that a 19-year-old male surrendered on April 15 in connection with a crash that caused two fatalities. Police say the accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. at the crossing of Floyd Road and Bates Road. Based on information from witnesses at the scene, officers believe the 19-year-old driver was racing another vehicle.
During the race, the teen crashed into a 2010 Toyota Yaris that was turning from Bates Road onto Floyd Road. CBS 46 reports that the driver of the Yaris and a passenger in the Yaris were both critically injured, and both died at Wellstar Cobb Hospital, where they were transported after the collision.
In addition, according to CBS 46, the 19-year-old driver and a child in his vehicle were injured and transported to Wellstar Cobb Hospital. Their injuries were reportedly not life-threatening.
The news report states that upon conducting an investigation into the accident, officials charged the teen with several crimes, including vehicular homicide, cruelty to children, and reckless driving. He reportedly turned himself in on the charges. Officers are still looking for the vehicle this driver was racing, which they say is a gray or silver 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
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