Video Interviews: 2nd Anniversary of Deadly Aimee Michael Camp Creek Parkway Hit-and-Run
Two years ago today, five people lost their lives in a horrific Easter Sunday accident on Camp Creek Parkway. Aimee Michael fed the scene and later was sentenced to 36 years in prison for the crash. Cascade "talks" about this with Cascade Patch.
On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009, two years ago today, Aimee Michael lost control of the BMW she was driving on Camp Creek Parkway and caused a chain-reaction accident that claimed the lives of five people, all four members of one family and a 6-year-old girl.
Michael fled the scene but was arrested a week later after a neighbor called police.
In November 2010, a jury found Michael guilty of the charges against her for causing the accident, fleeing the scene and covering up her involvement.
Michael was given a 50-year sentence, 36 years to be served in prison with the remainder in probation. Her mother, Sheila Michael, received a maximum of eight years in prison for her role in covering up the accident.
After last November's sentencing, Cascade Patch talked to community people at the Cascade Starbucks, 3660 Cascade Rd., about the incident and the sentencing.
Click on the images above to see interviews of local community members ranging from a college professor, to a entrepreneur, to college students and retirees.
Aimee Michael is at Metro State Prison in southeast Atlanta and her mother is at Lee Arrendale State Prison near Gainesville.
Editor's Note: All video interviews by Deronte Smith. Wire services, ajc.com, cbsatlanta.com,wsbtv.com and 11alive.com were used for this report. The interviews were completed in December 2010.