A young driver is accused in a deadly pedestrian collision that killed a 14-year-old girl and injured two of her friends.
Tanesha Williams and two of her friends, 16-year-old Benjamin Omozui and 14-year-old Brianna Rowell, were walking home from Stone Mountain High School on Wednesday, January 20th. A fellow student, 17-year-old Shaheed Saunders, lost control of his car and plowed onto the sidewalk.
Saunders was driving a green Ford Victoria at a high rate of speed. He lost control and jumped the curb when he tried to pass another car. It is believed that Saunders may have been racing. Charges will be brought against Saunders.
The driver of the second car has also turned himself in. Police are trying to determine his level of involvement in the accident and whether racing was involved. No charges have been filed yet as police continue the investigation.
Saunders suffered only minor injuries. Omozui and Rowell suffered broken bones, but are in stable condition. Williams died at the scene.
Family and friends are mourning Williams’ death and trying to come to terms with what happened.
The Shane Smith Law would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Tanesha Williams.