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2nd student struck in hit and run passes away

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. -

The second victim in a hit and run accident, that struck three teenage girls, has died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.

Reina As-Salaam was pronounced dead at the scene on Sunday, May 25. Juliana Ferrell, 16, and Monica Epps, 16, were both taken to nearby hospitals. Ferrell passed away on Friday.

The accident happened on Barrett Lakes Boulevard shortly after 7:00 p.m in Kennesaw.

Police say the car was driven by Tansu Kanlica, 27, and was in pursuit of another car driven by Garrett Anderson, 23, for theft of services. Kanlica lost control of his vehicle, crossed the sidewalk and collided with three female juveniles.

Kanlica fled the scene, but was located and apprehended several miles from the site of the collision.

Anderson was arrested and charged on Monday in connection with the collision.

As-Salaam attended Tri-Cities High School and Ferrell was a student at Sprayberry High School.

The Tri-Cities principal tells FOX 5 As-Salaam was a rising junior.

A witness tells FOX 5 the two cars were going about 70 miles an hour. According to police, a business dispute between the two men led to the hit and run.


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