A man was arrested on April 12 after being identified as the missing instigator of a fiery three-car wreck on I-20.
Hassan Rashad, 31, admitted to officers that he was driving his girlfriend’s Camero while unlicensed when the accident occurred.
The incident occurred when two vehicles traveling Eastbound on I-20 in Conyers collided near the West Avenue exit. Rashad’s Camero, struck the median wall. The Camero then came back across the roadway and clipped a Taurus driven by a female. The collision caused her to travel off the roadway and hit a fence, all the while spinning out of control. Her vehicle then continued to flip onto the driver’s side. The female driver was un-injured, and the passenger in her vehicle was taken by ground ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center with minor injuries.
The Camero continued on and struck a black Toyota pickup truck that was parked in the emergency lane by the side of the road. After that collision, the Camero continued until it came to a rest in the ditch by the roadside, where it caught fire. Rashad reportedly exited the vehicle and fled on foot. At the time, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Officers initially became suspicious of Rashad when his girlfriend reported the Camero stolen only after being made aware that the car had been in an accident. When officers finally spoke to Rashad in a Clayton County Jail, he admitted to being the driver and fleeing the accident.
Rashad was charged with duty to stop at accident, improper lane change, driving while license suspended or revoked, and duty striking unattended vehicle.