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Drag racing causes vehicle to overturn on Hwy 138 south

CONYERS - An overturned vehicle crash with an injury took place on Ga. Hwy 138 southbound in front of Pep Boys around 10:45 a.m. this morning. 

The cause of the crash was due to two vehicles drag racing down the congested state highway, according to witnesses who spoke to Conyers Police.

The overturned green Ford Mustang was driven by a 17-year-old with a 14-year-old passenger, both males, in the vehicle. They reportedly received minor cuts on their knees, which were bleeding, but suffered no major injuries.

According to witness statements, in the midst of the race, the Mustang attempted to switch lanes when a red BMW SUV changed lanes in front of the Mustang at the same time and “clipped” the car on the passenger side, says CPD spokesperson Kim Lucas.

The car skidded for about 82 feet before flipping upside-down and skidding for another 239 feet, according to the police.

The 17-year-old was charged with reckless driving and written a citation.