Atlanta Woman Charged in Fatal Hit-And-Run

Published April 24, 2009

An Atlanta woman, who admitted to causing a fatal hit-and-run accident Easter Sunday that killed five, appeared in a Fulton County court Thursday, reports CBS Atlanta. At the hearing, the judge denied 22-year-old Aimee Michael bond.

When police found Michael’s BMW, which was used in the crash, they impounded the vehicle in the driveway. She was later arrested and charged with the crime after being questioned by police, reports the station. 

On Easter, while on her way to get cake and ice cream, Michael’s BMW hit a Mercedes on Camp Creek Parkway, sending the car into traffic. The Mercedes then hit a Volkswagen. Michael fled the scene in her wrecked BMW, parked the vehicle in the family garage, and then went upstairs, telling relatives she had a headache.

The car was in the garage for two days before her family says they noticed it. Her mother and grandmother told authorities that they don’t usually go into the garage, so that’s why they hadn’t seen it earlier. When they did see the car, Michael finally told them the truth about the accident. But the family did not go to police, investigators say, deciding instead to have someone get the car fixed, the station reports.

The chain-reaction crash killed family members Robert and Delisia Carter, their baby boy and Delisia’s 9-year-old daughter Kayla. Six-year-old Morgan Johnson was also killed in the wreck and her mother Tracy Johnson was injured.

Written by BET.com News Staff

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