Accidents involving serious injuries and death are always tragic. Sometimes, these accidents are the result of just that – an accident. Perhaps the driver was distracted in some way or just made a wrong decision. Other times, these accidents are the result of criminal activity. One is no more tragic than the other.
A police chase began at a hotel parking lot near the Atlanta International Airport. Police were pursuing a suspect in an allegedly stolen vehicle. The suspect ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle.
College Park police pursued the suspect to the Atlanta City limits. This is when the suspect crashed into a car carrying Dorothy Wright, 76, and her two grandchildren. The three were on their way to church when the accident occurred.
12-year-old Cameron Cosner and 6-year-old Layla Partridge were thrown from the vehicle. Cameron died at the scene. The grandmother was also killed as a result of the accident. Layla Partridge’s body was not found until approximately 11 hours after the accident. It had been thrown into an area where foliage heavily obscured the body.
Pursuing officers immediately stopped to render aid to those in the vehicle that the suspect struck while fleeing the police. As a result, the suspect was able to make an escape.
Police have not yet released a description of the suspect.
The Georgia State Patrol and the Fulton County District Attorney’s office are investigating the circumstances surrounding the chase and the crash.
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