When she drove into the intersection, Waters’ Dodge Magnum struck the driver’s side of Sitton’s Toyota Sequoia, according to police.
Sitton’s mother was released from the hospital late last week, her family said. Sitton’s son was treated for a broken finger and released shortly after the accident, according to police.
The teenager was likely in shock minutes after the wreck, his grandfather said Monday. But the boy never forgot the manners his mother had instilled him, Robert Pugh said.
“When the accident happened, my grandson was still saying, ‘Yes sir’ and ‘No ma’am,’” Pugh said.
After the crash, Pugh drove from his home in North Carolina to the crash site to find the family's dog, which was missing after the crash. Max was later found and returned to the Sitton family, which includes Pamela's husband, Tom, son Christian, and daughter Lauren.
For several years, Pugh said his relationship with Pamela, one of three daughters, had been strained. But about four years ago, that changed. Father and daughter were close again, and their families made new memories, taking trips to the mountains and the beach.
“We had such a beautiful relationship,” Pugh said. “There was a great healing and a love that had been lacking.”
Now those memories are more precious than ever.
In April, an arrest warrant was issued for Waters, who was also injured in the crash. Late Monday morning, she surrendered and was booked into the Cobb jail. Waters was charged with vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, cocaine possession and reckless driving. She was being held without bond Monday night.