• GSP: No evidence of street racing in crash that killed infant


    ROCKDALE, Co. - The Georgia State Patrol says a crash that killed an infant and a teen in Rockdale County last month was not due to street racing.

    Six-month-old Hunter Anderson and 19-year-old Edi Rodriguez were killed in a crash on Interstate 20 on May 10.

    GSP initially said the infant’s mother, Alassen Anderson, was behind the wheel racing the 1994 Honda Accord, but now says Rodriguez was driving and was not street racing.

    GSP said the Accord was traveling westbound near the Salem Road exit when he lost control of the vehicle, struck the guardrail on the right shoulder of the road and re-entered travel lanes. When Rodriguez got out of the car, he was struck and killed by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

    Anderson, 22, was injured in the crash. Her mother, Shawna Tallon, has always disputed GSP's initial account of what happened, saying her daughter was not behind the wheel and the crash was caused when the Accord was clipped by the Silverado.

    "She would never put them in any danger," Tallon told Channel 2 in May. "She would never let anyone else put them in any danger. She's a good mom."

    GSP said no evidence was found that Rodriguez was street racing and no charges will be filed in connection to the crash.

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