Amanda Lewis, who was on her way to work at Druid Hills Child Development Center, was stopped at a red light in the area when she heard the car crash into another vehicle.
“I don’t even know where her car came from,” Lewis said. “She just [came] flying.”
Lewis said Nesby hit the car hard enough to send it flying into someone’s yard and send hers into nearby bushes.
Lewis said she saw the woman try to jump in a black Chevy, but the driver pushed her out.
Nesby tried to take other vehicles before Atlanta police took her down in front of the Majestic Diner, Chilton said.
“I was shaking,” Lewis said.
Cobb County's investigation into the crash and carjackings temporarily blocked a right southbound lane of Cobb Parkway at Bells Ferry Road, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
The pedestrian’s name and other details have not yet been released. In addition to Cobb, police in Marietta and Atlanta are involved in the investigation, Chilton said.
Nesby has been charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, armed robbery, and motor vehicle hijacking, Marietta police spokesman Jared Rakestraw said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. She is being held without bond at the Cobb adult detention center. Charges added later include: murder, vehicular homicide, hit-and-run, aggravated assault, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
“There were several hit-and-runs, vehicle collisions throughout Cobb County and Atlanta,” Chilton said. “And she also committed several other crimes inside the city of Atlanta and we’re still trying to put it all together and figure out … the whole sequence of events.”