Clayton County

Unborn baby killed, mother in critical condition after drunk driver crashes into them, police say

MORROW, Ga. — Morrow Police say a woman is in critical condition and her unborn baby was killed after a drunk driver crashed into them early Sunday morning.

Police said they responded to a crash on Jonesboro Road around 2:30 a.m. They said 32-year-old Jeffrey Cordell Fulks, of Morrow, was driving south in a 2017 Ford F150 pickup truck and 19-year-old Emanuel Cortes Acoltzi, of Forest Park, was driving west on Lake Harbin Road crossing Jonesboro Road in a 2015 Chevrolet Cruise. Ashley Acosta, also 19, was his passenger.

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Police said Fulks was driving under the influence of alcohol and failed to stop for a red light, slamming into Acoltzi’s car.


Acosta was seven months pregnant. Her unborn child was killed in the crash. Acosta is in critical condition with life-threatening inures. Acoltzi and Fults were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Fulks was arrested at the scene and on charges of first-degree vehicular feticide, serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence and failure to obey a traffic control device.

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Fulks remains in custody at the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Jail, and additional charges are possible.

The investigation into this crash is ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about the case is asked to contact Morrow Police by calling 770-961-4006 or the GSP Specialized Construction Response Team (SCRT) Troop C at 404-624-7005.