A popular Fayette County teenager was killed in a single-car accident while on her way to school.
The accident occurred on the morning of Monday, December 14. Three teenagers were on their way to school when the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a stone mailbox and a tree on Old Ford Road.
Sixteen-year-old Angel Anthony was sitting in the back seat. She was not wearing a seat belt. She was severely injured and was transported to the local hospital where she died from her internal injuries. Ms. Anthony was a popular student at Sandy Creek High School.
The driver, 16-year-old Delsia Radlien, and an unidentified front seat passenger were wearing seat belts and were not seriously injured.
Ms. Radlein had just received her driver’s license in September. She now faces several misdemeanor charges, including second-degree homicide by vehicle, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain a lane, and a driver’s license class D restrictions violation for having two other passengers in her vehicle. She is not being charged as an adult. Teenage drivers are particularly vulnerable to car crashes because of their inexperience.
The Atlanta Shane Smith Law offers our sympathy to the families involved.