11 Alive reports that the theft of a vehicle in Chamblee Sunday night had deadly consequences as an elderly woman was killed in a pileup caused by the vehicle.
According to the Georgia State Patrol and Chamblee Police, a seven-vehicle accident on Buford Highway, a busy arterial road in the northeast Atlanta suburbs, took place around 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
Based on preliminary reports, a man had left his F-150, with a child sitting inside, running in the parking lot of a local business unattended. A 20-year-old suspect attempted to steal the vehicle and hit two vehicles on his way out of the parking lot, with the child still in the truck. The suspect removed the child at that time and fled north, running a red light at Chamblee-Tucker Road. He struck a Honda Civic, which led to several other vehicles being stuck in a severe pileup. The suspect was apprehended by Chamblee Police after fleeing the scene of the accident on foot.
The driver of the Civic, a 79-year-old woman, was killed on impact. The killer faces charges of vehicular homicide, felony hit-and-run, kidnapping, and multiple other felonies.
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