This is a very sad story of a family from Lawrenceville, Georgia who were on their way to visit relatives. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Melissa Mitchell of Lawrenceville, rented a car and was traveling with her mother Brenda Mitchell Edwards her three children Miya, Christian and Keyshawn and the granddaughter of Ms. Edwards Dhanja Mitchell were all traveling in a rented four door Nissan sedan on the way to relatives in Jacksonville, Florida.
While on traveling on U.S. Highway 1, Pedro Juan Ocasio Alcazar of Jacksonville, Florida was apparently driving fast and attempting to pass Ms. Mitchell’s vehicle when in stead of passing he collided in to the rear of Ms. Mitchell’s vehicle forcing their vehicle into the concrete median according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
After hitting the concrete median a flatbed truck which was right behind the Mitchell vehicle could not stop and ran over their Nissan. Five of the six died at the scene. Miya was taken to a local hospital where she later died.
Alcazar is now facing six charges of vehicular homicide.