By Patrick Yost
A Morgan County woman whose 19-year-old boyfriend and 6-month-old son were killed in a May 10 I-20 crash was not driving the 1994 Honda at the time of the incident, Georgia State Patrol reports state.
According to the results of a Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) report, Edi Rodriquez was driving the Honda at the time of the fatal crash. Despite various media reports to the contrary at the time of the crash, the SCRT investigation found no evidence of racing during the crash.
Rodriquez and Hunter Anderson, the 6-month-old son of Kyrie Alassen Anderson, 22, Madison, were both killed in the 12:21 wreck that occurred on I-20 near the Salem Road exit in Rockdale County. Kyrie Anderson suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital at the time for treatment.
The SCRT investigation states that authorities located video from a nearby gas station that showed the Honda pulling to the pumps and Rodriquez exiting the vehicle from the driver’s seat position. The video also, reports state, showed Rodriquez entering the Honda on the driver’s side before leaving the gas station.
Approximately five minutes later and six miles away from the gas station, the Honda lost control while driving westbound in the center lane, struck a guardrail and then re-entered the travel lanes. Reports state Rodriquez then exited the Honda and both Rodriquez and the Honda were then struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jody Shane Richardson, 34, Carrollton.
Both Richardson and a passenger in the Silverado, Terry Lee Chane, 48, Carrollton, were injured and transported to Atlanta Medical Center.
The report states that no charges will be filed in connection with the fatal incident.