DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A man is facing murder charges after police say he intentionally rammed a woman with his car and then ran her over.
Police say 53-year-old Janice Pitts was sitting at a traffic light on Highway 5 in Douglasville Wednesday when her Lincoln Navigator was hit from behind by 23-year-old Dewey Green.
“He just kept hitting us, he just kept hitting us,” said Pitts’ daughter, Iesha Davis.
Davis was in her mom's SUV at the time with her 4-year -old son.
She says when her mom got out of the SUV to assess the damage, Green pinned Pitts between the two trucks.
“I’m banging on the window, ‘Please, you're crushing my mom, you're crushing my mom. Please, you're crushing my mom. He wouldn't look at me, He kept his face straight and kept his foot down on the gas,’" Davis told Channel 2’s Liz Artz.
Davis says her mom was driving her to work, like she did every day, when the whole thing happened before her eyes.
“He backed up, my mom's body dropped,” said Davis.
Police say Green then ran over Pitts’ crushed body.
“After that, I just completely lost it. I don't understand why. I don't understand why,” said Davis. “I'll never ever get the image of my mom lifeless body lying on the pavement and the man ran her over like she was nothing."
Witnesses say Green then went up over the median, came across a grassy knoll and ended up sideways across Bill Arp Road where witnesses managed to stop him.
Even seasoned investigators say the horrific crash has left them stunned. Police say Green seemed dazed and confused and reeked of alcohol.
“No doubt there's alcohol involved,” said Stan Copeland with Douglas County police.
Davis says her mom, a two-time breast cancer survivor, died on the scene. Police arrested and charged Green with murder and aggravated assault, but he could face more charges. Police say Pitts was expecting another child of her own.
"He could be charged with feticide depending on how far along,” said Copeland.
“She was very happy. She had just got good news about expecting,” said Davis.
Green is from Alabama. Detectives say his father is in town to try to get answers and help police figure out what happened. Police say Green's father told them his son had been acting strange lately.
“No history of mental illness?” asked Artz.
“None that we can find and his family did not mention anything,” said Copeland.
Toxicology testing is being done on Green to find out if he was under the influence of drugs.