Priester, brother Joshua Priester and boyfriend Nicholas Wright were headed to visit the Priesters’ mother in the hospital on June 17, 2015 when they were struck by Dowdy at the intersection of Old Villa Rica Road and Ga. 61 in Dallas. Dowdy was driving 75 mph in a 55 mph lane, Donovan said.
The preliminary investigation claimed Priester failed to yield in her 2003 Oldsmobile Alero and was struck on the driver’s side by Dowdy’s 2007 Toyota Camry, the AJC previously reported. High school sweethearts Janeal Priester and Wright, 17, died at the scene. Joshua Priester, then 16, was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Dowdy was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.