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Teen killed, 2 others injured in pedestrian hit-and-run

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Garrett Anderson, 23, of Kennesaw (L) and Tansu Kanlica, 27, of Atlanta (R) were arrested and charged with vehicular homicide. Garrett Anderson, 23, of Kennesaw (L) and Tansu Kanlica, 27, of Atlanta (R) were arrested and charged with vehicular homicide.
Reina As-Salaam, 15, was killed in a hit-and-run accident while walking on a sidewalk. Reina As-Salaam, 15, was killed in a hit-and-run accident while walking on a sidewalk.
Juliana Ferrell, 16, was critically injured in the hit-and-run accident. Monica Epps, 16, is expected to recover. Juliana Ferrell, 16, was critically injured in the hit-and-run accident. Monica Epps, 16, is expected to recover.
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Cobb County police say a theft may have led to a hit-and-run accident that killed a teen girl and injured two others as they walked on a sidewalk.

According to police, 27-year-old Tansu Kanlica, of Atlanta, was driving a silver 2004 Nissan 350z northbound on Barrett Lakes Boulevard at about 7 p.m. on Sunday. He was allegedly chasing Garrett Anderson, 23, of Kennesaw, because the man reportedly failed to pay him for locksmith work he performed.

Kanlica reportedly lost control of the car near Shiloh Valley Drive and went onto the sidewalk, barreling into the three girls.

One of the girls, identified by friends as Reina As-Salaam, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene. Reina is the daughter of East Point Chief Magistrate Judge Rashida Oliver and a student at Tri-Cities High School.

Monica Epps and Juliana Ferrell, both 16, were taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Juliana Ferrell is fighting for her life, according to her mother.

"Why? Just why?" asked Jane Ferrell, Juliana's mother as she looked at the flags marking the accident scene. "How can somebody be so careless?"

Jane Ferrell said the teens were headed to a nearby convenience store to pick up some snacks before going to the movies, when they were run over. 

"Always happy, no one could take her joy," said Jason Fulton, 15, as he remembered Reina.

Police arrested Kanlica Sunday, several miles from the accident scene. He was charged on five counts including homicide by vehicle and hit-and-run resulting in serious injury.

On Monday, police took Anderson into custody. His four charges include first-degree homicide by vehicle and theft of services.

"They will get theirs," said Jane Ferrell. "But the one thing right now is it's not going to do my daughter any good if I'm focusing on them. All my concentration has to be on my child."

Both men are currently in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

"It kind of makes me angry," said Fulton. "But at the same time, I can't be mad for too long because being mad is not going to bring Reina back."

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