— Shirley Zieve, Sandy Springs
A: Hugh D. Gravitt was a 29-year-old off-duty Atlanta taxi driver who was arrested for speeding, drunk driving and driving on the wrong side of the road, said Donald R. Rooney, curator of urban and regional history for the Atlanta History Center. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Mitchell was struck on Aug. 11, 1949, while crossing Peachtree and 13th streets, and she died five days later.
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