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Friday, May 10, 2013

Police suspect mom’s illegal street racing led to wreck that killed her baby, a teen.


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7-month-old Hunter was killed in a wreck Thursday night. State patrol officials said the baby's mother Kyrie Alassen Anderson was street-racing on I-20 westbound near Salem Road in Rockdale County. Kyrie Alassen Anderson, 22, was injured in a wreck Thursday night. State Patrol officials said Anderson was racing another car on I-20 westbound near Salem Road in Rockdale County when she lost control of her Honda Accord and hit a guardrail.


By Marcus K. Garner and Mike Morris

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Madison mother was street-racing with another car on I-20 Thursday night when she crashed into a pickup, killing her baby and a teen passenger, according to police.


The driver, Kyrie Alassen Anderson, 22, was injured in the wreck that happened around midnight in Rockdale County. She remains in the hospital. Her child and 19-year-old Edi Rodriguez, of Covington, were killed in the wreck, according to Georgia State patrol spokesman Gordy Wright.


State Patrol officials said Anderson was racing another car on I-20 westbound near Salem Road in Rockdale County when she lost control of her Honda Accord and hit a guardrail.


The Honda then traveled back across the westbound lanes, and was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck, Wright said.

Two men in the pickup truck — driver Jody Shane Richardson, 34, and passenger Terry Lee Chaney, 48 — were also injured.

“The other driver believed to be involved with racing the Honda has been identified and will be interviewed during the follow-up investigation,” Wright said.


A second wreck happened in the same area when a vehicle slowed for the first crash and was rear-ended by another vehicle, Wright said.

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