Family claims woman accused of racing before fatal accident - CBS46 News

Family claims woman accused of racing before fatal accident wasn't driving

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ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The family of Kyrie Alassen Anderson, 22, said on Saturday that she was not driving the car that wrecked early Friday morning, killing her 7-month-old baby and 19-year-old boyfriend.

Georgia State Patrol said on Friday that Anderson was racing a Honda Accord on I-20 when she lost control, hit a guardrail, flew into oncoming traffic and was then hit by another car. Police said Anderson and the two passengers in that other car were injured, while her baby boy Hunter and boyfriend Edi Rodriguez were killed.

Anderson's uncle, Vance Tallon, said Anderson denied claims that the car she was in was racing.

"I think Georgia State Patrol should have done a little bit more investigation before putting it out there that vehicles were racing," Tallon said. "I think they're going to have to come up with some witnesses definitely to state that the vehicles were racing."

Tallon also said that Anderson wasn't driving the car, and claimed that Rodriguez was.

"She was trying to cover for her boyfriend because she wasn't aware of the situation with him and she thought he was going to get in trouble for driving a vehicle with not having a license," Tallon said.

GSP said it will investigate further to determine whether or not anyone will face charges.

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