An Atlanta woman has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was hit and killed while waiting for a school bus in early September, authorities confirmed.
Antoinette Monique Peters, 32, faces three misdemeanors after being accused of hitting and killing Jermaine “JJ” Wallace Jr. with her Chevrolet Camaro the morning of Sept. 6 in northwest Atlanta, Atlanta police told AJC.com. She was arrested Thursday after a speed analysis was completed, according to an incident report.
Wallace was crossing Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway about 8 a.m. when he was hit by the Camaro, AJC.com previously reported. The speed analysis found she was driving between 62 and 65 mph in the 35-mph zone, the report said.
After the incident, Peters stayed at the scene to speak with investigators.
Wallace was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died. He was a ninth grade student at Douglass High School, Channel 2 Action News reported.
A vigil was held for Wallace on Sept. 8, where his mother described him as a self-proclaimed “mama’s boy,” Channel 2 reported.
Wallace’s family set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses. The page is no longer accepting donations, but it raised a little more than $3,300.
Peters faces charges of second-degree vehicular homicide, speeding and driving with an expired license plate, Fulton County jail records show. She was released from jail Friday on a $80,500 bond.
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