Family hopes for answers in wreck that killed grandmother, 2 grandkids

No arrests have been made in a January high-speed police chase that killed a grandmother and her two grandchildren in southwest Atlanta. 

The January 31 incident began when the College Park Police Department received a report of an automobile theft at the Westin Hotel. Officers responded and the suspect drove off in the car. Police told FOX 5 officers attempted to pull over the driver but he fled to Atlanta. The suspect later crashed into 75-year-old Dorothy Smith Wright’s car at the intersection of Rogers Ave and South Gordon Street.

The wreck claimed the lives of Wright and her two grandkids Cameron Costner, 12, and Layla Partidge, 6, both of Fayetteville.

The suspect has been at large ever since.

Tuesday, Wright’s family members held a news conference in Atlanta, hoping to bring awareness to the case. A $15,000 reward is being offered for any information that can lead to an arrest. 

"You can't go around and do what he did to a grandmother and two kids on their way to church and get away with this," said Douglas Partridge, who is still grieving the loss of his daughter, stepson and mother-in-law. 

"Someone knows this guy," Partridge said. "And that's the reason we're here today is because whatever it takes you need to reach deep down inside of you, and just come forward."