No charges have been filed in the deadly crash that killed a teenager and an infant in early May, and the Georgia State Patrol has determined that racing was not a factor in the accident.
The GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team has been working since the crash occurred on May 10 on Interstate 20 in Rockdale County that snarled traffic for hours and sparked several rumors, including that those involved had been racing when the crash occurred.
According to a press release from the GSP released Tuesday afternoon, a 1994 Honda Accord, driven by 19-year-old victim Edi Rodriquez of Covington, who had as passengers 22-year-old Kyrie Alassen Anderson and 6-month-old Hunter Anderson of Madison, was traveling westbound on I-20, in the center lane when Rodriquez lost control of his vehicle, hit the guardrail on the right shoulder of the road and then re-entered the travel lanes, coming to rest in the left lane.
Rodriquez exited his vehicle and both he and his Honda were struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado.
The Silverado then struck the concrete median and came to rest on its left side, facing west.
Rodriquez and baby Hunter were both killed and Anderson was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.
"Also during the investigation, no evidence was found that the Honda’s driver was racing," reads the press release. "In reviewing a video from a nearby gas station, troopers observed the Honda Accord pull into the station for gas with Rodriquez exiting the vehicle from the driver’s seating position. He then re-entered the vehicle on the driver’s side and left the station lot driving the Honda. The crash occurred approximately five minutes later, six miles away."
No charges will be filed in connection with the crash.