Ga. woman convicted of causing fatal Easter crash

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ATLANTA  — A jury has convicted a 24-year-old Georgia woman of causing a collision that killed five people on Easter Sunday 2009 and then fleeing the scene.

The Fulton County jury convicted Aimee Michael today of vehicular homicide, hit-and-run, tampering with evidence and other charges after deliberating for several days.

Prosecutors say she fled the scene after she lost control of the BMW she was driving and triggered the April 2009 chain-reaction wreck. She was arrested more than a week later after neighbors called the police.

Michael's defense attorneys concede that she fled the scene of the accident, but said she shouldn't face vehicular homicide charges because she didn't cause the wreck. They say tire tracks show she was sideswiped by another car before the accident.


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