One of the backseat passengers died at the scene, McDonald said. Investigators did not specify who it was. The other two teens were taken to Wellstar Medical Center, where they were later pronounced dead.
Smith was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Trotter, who was not injured, got out of the car and left the scene on foot. He was found later and taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, McDonald said.
“The circumstances which brought the victims in contact with the driver and front-seat passenger are still being investigated,” police said in the statement.
Anyone with information about the deadly crash is asked to contact investigators at 770-499-3987.