Limousine Driver/Owner Killed in Atlanta Crash

Posted on April 2, 2008 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

ATLANTA — A chain-reaction wreck on I-85 devastated a Lawrenceville family returning from a friend's wedding, killing a young mother, her 13-month-old son, her teenaged brother, and the limousine driver (and owner) hired to bring the family home from the airport. The family was traveling in an SUV that they had rented from Destiny Limousines to take them home when the wreck occurred on Monday night.

Police said a motorist in a red Acura without a bumper caused the crash. The Acura driver had been speeding and weaving in and out of lanes, causing the sport utility vehicle to swerve, slam into the median, and overturn. That caused a chain reaction, bringing two other vehicles into the crash. The Acura left the scene, according to the police.

The lawyer for a 20-year-old charged in the crash says his client is not to blame for the accident. Cody Rhoden turned himself in to authorities just before midnight Tuesday. Gwinnett County Police spokesman David Schiralli says Rhoden faces charges including four counts of vehicular homicide, one count of reckless driving, one count of felony hit and run, and three counts of misdemeanor hit and run.

All four of the people killed and three people injured were inside a large sport utility vehicle that crashed into a median and overturned in the northbound lanes of I-85 near Norcross. Killed were Mark Anthony Gay, 44, of Lawrenceville, the driver and owner of Destiny Limousine Inc.; Whitney Randle of Lawrenceville, whom family members said was 21 or 22; her 13-month-old child, Kayden Alexander Randle-Finley; and her brother, Alexander Randle, 14, a student at Peachtree Ridge High School.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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