DeKalb County

Police investigate street racing as cause of crash

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Three people were killed in a crash in DeKalb County on Saturday, and police believe it may have been caused by street racing.

The crash happened on Interstate 285 near Moreland Avenue when the driver of a Camaro clipped another Camaro and both cars lost control. police said.

The victims were identified as driver Marshall Hill, 31, of Decatur; Phillip Smith, 32 of Lithonia; and Mariah Page, 22, of Lawrenceville.


The other driver, identified as Kane Danger, 35, survived the crash. He is at Grady Memorial Hospital. Police said he could face three counts of vehicular homicide.

"He never caused any problems or anything like that. (It's) kind of shocking, crazy to hear that," said Danger's friend, Deandre Bailey.

Police said excessive speed was a factor in the crash.

"Whether or not street racing was a factor, that's something traffic specialists will investigate," DeKalb County police Maj. Stephen Fore said.

Police said if street racing turns out to be the cause of the crash, Danger could face additional charges.