Pair indicted for hit-and-run crash that killed 2 teenagers

Pair indicted for hit-and-run crash that killed 2 teenagers

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted the two men allegedly involved in a chase that ended with a car plowing into three teenagers, killing two and critically injuring the other.

Garrett Kyle Anderson and Tansu Kanlica were indicted on charges of vehicular homicide, hit-and-run and serious injury by vehicle for the May 25 crash near Kennesaw, according to an indictment obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Investigators believe Anderson drove away from Kanlica, a locksmith, leading Kanlica to chase Anderson. Kanlica was driving a silver Nissan 350Z northbound on Barrett Lakes Boulevard, approaching Shiloh Valley Drive, when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and crossed the sidewalk, striking three teenage girls, police previously said.

After allegedly striking the three pedestrians, Kanlica, of Atlanta, left the scene of the wreck, according to police. He was located several miles away at I-75 and Canton Road, where he was arrested. Anderson, of Kennesaw, was arrested the following day.

Reina Fazana As-Salaam, 15, died at the scene of the wreck. Reina attended Tri-Cities High School in East Point, the city where her mother, Rashida Oliver, serves as the chief judge. Five days later, Juliana Hope Ferrell, 16, died from her injuries at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Monica Epps survived the crash.

A trial date has not yet been set.

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