5-year-old dies after crash in Decatur; driver to face more charges

A 5-year-old died two days after a three-vehicle wreck Thursday in Decatur, police said.

Miles Jenness died Saturday after a vehicle driven by Michelle Wierson of Avondale Estates allegedly ran into the car Jenness was in at a red light on South Candler Street, Decatur police said in a news release.

Jenness’ parent received moderate injuries in the wreck. No one else was injured.

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Wierson was previously charged with DUI, serious injury by vehicle, battery, reckless driving and following too closely. Additional charges are pending after Jenness’ death, the release said.

After hitting a second car, Wierson “began behaving erratically and running in and out of traffic,” police previously told AJC.com.

An off-duty DeKalb County police officer and a MARTA police officer stopped to help, and Wierson allegedly assaulted the DeKalb officer.

She remains in the DeKalb County Jail without bond, according to records.

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