The passenger, Ramish Attai, 20, Lilburn, was wearing a seat belt, but died on the scene, Cronin said.
Shawn Jones Jr. is assigned to the Atlanta police’s airport division and works mornings, Atlanta police spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said. He has been with the department since November 2011.
The GSP is investigating if street racing was a factor in the crash after at least one witness made a statement to officers and a 911 call was possibly made prior to the accident, Cronin said.
“There are still a lot of pieces to this investigation,” he said. “Obviously, speed is a factor in the crash.”
Atlanta police arrested the driver of a second Challenger that may have been involved in the crash, Cronin said. While he did not specify charges against the unidentified driver, Cronin said “she left the scene. She was located by responding Atlanta officers basically high.”