A high-speed police chase in metro Atlanta ended with the loss of innocent lives when the car being pursued crashed into a car containing a grandmother and two children.
This is the second time in three days that a high-speed police chase has ended with innocent lives being lost.
Dorothy Smith Wright, 75, along with her 12-year-old grandson Cameron Costner and 6-year-old Layla Partridge, were killed when a stolen Chevy suburban crashed into them, and their family members are still trying to reconcile with the loss.
“I don’t think we’ve really processed it,” Wright’s niece LaTaucha Harris said. “I can’t find words…I just can’t find words.”
“My cousin lost her whole family in one car…her mother and her two children – gone. Just like that,” Harris said. “They loved their grandmother. She was their everything, and they were her everything.”
Authorities say that the chase began when police were responding to a car theft. The driver refused to pull over for police, thus sparking the high-speed chase. When the driver crashed into Wright’s car, the driver fled the scene.
Harris is now pleading for the driver to surrender.
“It’s senseless,” Harris said. “Over what? A joyride? Just turn yourself in. Face the consequences.”