For over a week now, Atlanta area residents have wondered aloud what kind of monster would cause a chain-reaction crash that killed 5 people, including 3 children, and leave the scene.
Wednesday morning SWAT teams surrounded a home in an upscale subdivision in southwest Atlanta and impounded the BMW they say was involved in the hit and run. No one was home at the time.
Early this morning, Fulton County police arrested Aimee Michaels, 22, and charged her with five counts of vehicular homicide, one count of failure to maintain lane and one count of serious injury by vehicle, hit and run.
Michaels, her mother, who is the principal of an elementary school, and her grandmother were taken into custody Wednesday evening after returning home. The two older women were questioned and released at 3:30 am. Michaels was arrested around 5:30 am and taken in handcuffs to the Fulton County jail after confessing to being the driver of the BMW that caused the hit and run crash.
Kudos to the Fulton County police and other local authorities for helping to take this menace off our streets. Her mother should also be in jail for harboring a fugitive from justice and concealing evidence.