During the chase, Jeanty called her mother, who heard her daughter beg Hester to stop the car, according to Sintera Graham, Jeanty’s godmother.
“She’s screaming, ‘Just stop. Let me out of the car. Let me out of the car,’” Graham told Channel 2.
Hester tried to exit I-85 at North Druid Hills Road. But he couldn’t handle the curve and the car crashed through a guardrail, went down an embankment and wound up on its roof, according to the GSP.
Jeanty’s mother stayed on the phone with her daughter — who was a member of the National Guard before a medical issue forced her to leave — until the end.
“All of a sudden, the phone, it was just silence,” Graham said.
The GSP report did not state if those in the car were wearing seat belts.
Hester and Stiggers remain at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Now Graham is overwhelmed with grief.
"To have to think about her not being here anymore,” Graham said, “it just hurts."
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This comes as the city continues to be investigated in a corruption scandal