A 21-year-old pregnant woman was struck and killed Thursday after a pickup truck ran a stop sign near a bus stop in Atlanta, police said.
Authorities began recreating the scene Friday of the accident that killed Ke’Anna Shields.
Shields, a graduating nursing student at United Medical and Business Institute, was on her way to pick up her cap and gown when the pickup jumped the curb on Pryor Road near Amal Drive.
A man who Channel 2 Action News identified as Eddie Haney, 58, approached the intersection of Amal Drive in his 2003 Toyota Tundra and allegedly ran a nearby stop sign.
“He collided with a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban and continued on,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said. “The Toyota ran off the road and struck the victim that was standing at the bus stop.”
The pickup continued across an open field, making a wide left turn and stopping in a grouping of trees on the edge of the field, Jones said.
“There was no evidence that the vehicle did any braking or that there was any steering input from the suspect,” she added. “The suspect was found in his vehicle unresponsive and sitting in the passenger side floorboard.”
Police are still working to determine what caused the accident and if criminal charges will be filed.
The victim’s mother, Angela Shields, told Channel 2 that her daughter was eight months pregnant.
Her husband, Quent Bentley, was on his way back to Atlanta for the baby shower when he learned she was killed.
Haney was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
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