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Teenage Driver Killed, Passengers Injured in Collision Involving Stolen SUV

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A 17-year-old boy was killed on Ga. 400 early on Tuesday morning while his three passengers suffered injuries.

He has been identified as 17-year-old Doraville resident Alexander Castillo.

Officials said the 2020 Chevrolet Captiva involved the accident had been stolen in DeKalb County hours before the incident.

Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Stephanie Stallings said Sandy Springs police officers saw the vehicle in the northbound lane shortly before 2 a.m. and tried to stop the driver.

However, police said the driver changed lanes erratically and lost control while trying to speed off the Northridge Road exit.

Police said Castillo did not have a driver’s license.

His passengers were a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds. They were expected to survive after being transported to Wellstar North Fulton Hospital.

Stallings said one boy underwent surgery on Tuesday morning while the other two were taken into custody. No information was provided about the charges they will face.

Because of investigations into the crash, the Northridge Road exit and entrance ramps were closed for hours.

In a separate matter that also occurred on Tuesday, a man surrendered to the authorities in connection with an ATV crash that killed a Marietta woman over the weekend.

Twenty-year-old Bentley Joseph Devore of Appling is facing numerous charges including vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

He is accused of fleeing the scene of a crash and leaving 20-year-old Morgan Jean-Marie Shea to die. Shea was traveling with Devore on his Can-Am ATV which he crashed on Morris Calloway Road.

Devore reported lost control of the utility vehicle near White Oak Road, went off-road, and then overcorrected. The vehicle started to spin and ejected both occupants.

If you lost a loved one in a crash, reach out to a Georgia auto accident attorney for advice.


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