The lady who was behind the wheel of the SUV when it crashed and abandoned the family on the side of the road is still at large, according to Atlanta police.
A woman in Atlanta is grieving the loss of her daughter and her long-term partner, who were both murdered in a car crash caused by a person who claimed to be a close friend of the family but then fled the scene.
Around the wee hours of the morning, around 3 a.m. On Saturday, police in Atlanta reported that a 2008 Dodge Durango had rolled over multiple times on Campbellton Road SW because the driver had been going too fast.
Janyla Henderson, age 10, and her father, Nicholas Jeffries, age 33, both perished in the collision.
Evelyn Henderson, Janyla’s mom, and Jeffries’ girlfriend, was also in the car and was injured, but luckily her injuries were not life-threatening.
The first time Evelyn Henderson has returned to the scene since she discovered them is now.
“It’s really difficult, but seeing everyone here, seeing all the people—people I don’t even know, people who only knew my baby or her father—I just want to say thank you to everybody.”
In a report provided to 11Alive, police named Zyria Sensley as the driver and stated she ran from the scene after the collision.
A vigil was organized on Thursday night outside the Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, not far from the crash scene.
Those ten years with Nick were “long,” as Henderson put it. To paraphrase, “They were great. He was a wonderful human being.”
Henderson held tightly to her daughter’s fifth-grade school photo at the memorial. That was my chocolate fantasy; she’s my chocolate angel now.
“She was the nicest person I’ve ever met.” Henderson stated that she and her relatives spent Friday night playing games at her brother’s place.
After they drove off, she claims the next thing she remembers is the car flipping over multiple times before coming to rest on the shoulder.
She claimed that she had considered the driver, whom Atlanta police named as Sensley, to be a close friend but now has doubts about their relationship.
A police report from Atlanta states that Sensley fled the site of the collision and has not been located. Henderson is praying she is located and punished.
She remarked that you never know when God will call you home, and life is fleeting. Investigation into the cause of the crash continues.
The family of 10-year-old Janyla Henderson has set up a memorial fund-raising page in her honor on the Internet.