Police in Cobb County, Ga., have charged a 16-year-old boy with second-degree vehicular homicide after the vehicle he was driving crashed, killing his mother.
Police say the two were on their way to an orthodontist appointment when their car was hit at an intersection in the northern suburbs of Atlanta.
Police say the boy -- whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile -- was trying to turn left into the intersection, but his view was obstructed by a truck. When he pulled into the intersection his car was hit by two oncoming vehicles. One hit the passenger door killing his mother, 45-year-old Kimberly Michelle Nichols.
Police say he is being charged with homicide by vehicle in the second degree.
The boy’s father, Michael Mosley, is telling Atlanta media outlets he is furious with the Cobb County Police, insisting his son made a legal turn into the intersection.
“We just got over a funeral for her,” Mosley told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “And he’s trying to start to heal just a little bit. He got to live with this the rest of his life. Everyone else in the accident does too. There’s no reason to charge my son with … second degree homicide in an accident.”
Police filed the charges Monday.