SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The City of South Fulton will charge an unlicensed 15-year-old driver with a deadly crash that claimed the life of a young father, FOX 5 News learned Friday.
Fulton County investigators said the 15-year-old, who just finished the 9th grade, initially told police she was 16 on the scene. She did not have a driver's license and had taken her mother's rental SUV without permission. Sources told FOX 5 News the teen's mother was not at home when the teen left the house.
Chaun C-Mac McKeever was working as a landscaper that day. Police said both drivers were on Flat Shoals Road when they somehow collided.
Investigators told FOX 5 News the 15-year-old was distracted at the time of the crash. They have ordered her cellphone records as potential evidence.
A judge has signed all six warrants late Friday evening. Police said they expect the teen's mother to turn her into juvenile authorities without incident.
McKeever leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter. He was a supervisor at the Pepsi Company as well.