New Witnesses in Death of Olivia Hellwig
Police say they have new evidence, and that they are still trying to determine who is at fault.
Police said today they are still trying to determine who is at fault in an accident that killed a toddler at Lenora Park in Snellville on Saturday.
Initially, police said that both the child's mother, Brooke Hellwig, and the driver of the car that hit them, Tekila Glass of Riverdale, appeared to be equally at fault in the death of 1-year-old Olivia Hellwig.
However, the Gwinnett County Police's Accident Investigation Unit (AIU) has learned new information regarding the fatal accident after interviewing Hellwig, Glass and additional witnesses, according to press statement released Sept. 21. The new witnesses came forward after the initial report released to the media.
According to the new evidence, police learned that Hellwig was pushing Olivia in a stroller Saturday evening near the football complex at Lenora Park. Hellwig then entered the parking lot. Meanwhile, Glass was backing through the parking lot and struck Olivia and her mother as they were crossing the parking lot.
Hellwig and her daughter were then transported to Egleston Hospital of Atlanta. Hellwig was treated for minor injuries, and Olivia later died from hers.
A vigil is being held today, Sept. 21, at Lenora Park, in honor of the little girl.
Investigators are still trying to interview additional witnesses, and they are still attempting to determine fault.
Anyone who witnessed this accident who has not spoken with investigators is asked to call the Accident Investigation Unit at 770-338-5675.