Woman in town celebrating friend's birthday killed in deadly wreck

ATLANTA — Police say a driver who was trying to escape police in southwest Atlanta caused a deadly crash Sunday afternoon that killed an innocent woman.

Reknesha Connor said her birthday weekend turned tragic Sunday when she arrived at the scene of the crash to learn her friend had died in it.

“I can’t believe this happened. She is such a beautiful person,” Connor said about her friend, whose identity has yet to be released by police.

Connor and her friends came to Atlanta from the San Francisco area to celebrate her birthday.

But one of those friends died inside a white Ferrari when police said a driver in a burgundy-colored sedan drove through a red light while trying to escape police.

"We need justice. We're going to get justice for this. This is not fair, at all," Connor told Channel 2's Matt Johnson.

The wreck happened around 4 p.m. at the intersection of McDaniel and Peters streets in southwest Atlanta.


Police said undercover officers tried to make a traffic stop on the sedan but Demarcus Mosley, 25, sped off. Officers then lost sight of the car.

“The bad guy failed to yield in an effort to get away from the police officers and caused him to T-bone the victim's car,” Sgt. Warren Pickard, of the Atlanta Police Department, said.

The driver of the Ferrari was not seriously hurt. Witnesses say the suspect, Mosley, had minor injuries.

“When they pulled him out (of) the car it looked like (he) was kind of agitated, maybe upset about something,” Pickard said.

Mosley now faces vehicular homicide charges.

Meanwhile, friends told Johnson, the woman who died leaves behind a young son thousands of miles away.

“She was always loving, always. She cared about everybody. She didn’t treat anybody wrong,” Connor said.

Police said Mosley was driving a stolen car. They are still trying to notify the victim's family in California.