Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said this morning they hope to determine whether or not the driver, 17-year-old Brooke Moye, was texting or talking on the phone at the time of the accident.
Authorities said Moye was traveling northbound on the parkway at about 3:15 p.m. in a Hyundai Santa Fe when she failed to stop at a red light at Belair Road. She struck the back of a truck and pushed it into another vehicle in front, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Maj. Richard Weaver.
"From all indications, she never applied the brake," Weaver said.
Moye was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.
Tuten said they have submitted blood samples for a toxicology screen. The results could take weeks, he said. No witnesses saw Moye texting or using the phone at the time of the wreck, Weaver said.
"We just can't answer that right now," he said.