According to an incident report, Rodriguez’s vehicle slammed into the back of Jackson’s car, sending both across a grassy median and into the southbound lanes of Ga. 141.
After the violent crash, authorities said Amiah was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, where she later died. Her emotional support dog, Noah, also was killed, Jackson told AJC.com.
After the crash, authorities said Rodriguez removed his license plate and ran away.
Jackson said they had to postpone Amiah’s funeral for a couple of weeks due to financial issues, but a GoFundMe page for the family has helped raise more than $5,000. The 12-year-old’s funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at the Victory Worship Center in Stone Mountain. The viewing is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the funeral will be held after that, her mother said.
“She was a beautiful soul,” Jackson said of Amiah. “She wanted everybody to love her.”
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