CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A teenager accused of causing a crash that killed a 2-year-old girl was granted bond in a Clayton County courtroom Thursday morning.
Randal Holsey, 19, waived his preliminary hearing, but was granted $100,000 bond.
Holsey is accused of driving 103 mph down Tara Boulevard on Jan. 17. Police say he sped through a red light and hit eight cars.
Two-year-old Nevaeh Clemm was ejected from one of the cars and died at the scene.
Three other people, including a 4-year-old, were taken to the hospital in critical condition after the crash.
Holsey is facing several charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide, street racing and reckless driving.
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The family of the toddler who died was emotional after court.
“To know you get to go home to your mom and my baby (doesn’t) come home to me, it hurts. It hurts me. I’ll never get to see my baby again,” mother Shaumdrekia Clemm said.
Holsey’s attorney told Channel 2 the severity of his client’s charges should not be a factor for him to be granted bond. He said the judge looked at four factors: is Holsey a flight risk, a risk to commit more crimes, a threat to witnesses or the community.
The judge said in court today that this is an emotional case but said Holsey turned himself in and is not a flight risk.
“I just feel like they wrote off, like it happen so long ago. They don’t care like it’s just another thing that happened,” Clemm said.
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