Man Hits & Kills Pregnant Breast Cancer Survivor with Car

An Alabama man intentionally hit a pregnant woman's car over and over again and then struck and killed her when she got out of the vehicle to survey the damage, according to police.

Janice Pitts, 53, was sitting at a traffic light on a highway with her daughter Iesha Davis in the passenger seat and 4-year-old grandson in the back when police say Dewey Green, 23, hit the rear of her SUV -- and then kept hitting it.


Green was reportedly driving to Atlanta to visit his girlfriend. No one is sure why, after he hit into the back of Pitts' vehicle once, he didn't just stop, but police say they suspect he was drinking.

The woman, who was a two-time breast cancer survivor and had recently found out she was pregnant, waited until Davis had stopped ramming into her car and then got out of her SUV to check for damages. That's when Davis says the reckless driver put his foot on the accelerator AGAIN and struck Pitts, pinning her between the two vehicles.

It happened as her daughter and grandson watched -- how truly horrific.

Davis says she kept banging on the window with her hand and pleading with the man to stop crushing her mother, but that Green wouldn't look at her, "kept his face straight and kept his foot on the gas."

This poor daughter, who says she'll never get the image of her mother being crushed to death out of her mind, then had to watch the man back up and drive off. His truck reportedly went over the median and was stopped by witnesses who made him get out of his vehicle.

Turns out Green smelled like alcohol, according to police, who are also investigating the possibility that drugs were involved. The self-described skater and extreme sports enthusiast also has a record of traffic violations, police said, and was convicted in 2011 for reckless driving after he was caught speeding at 99 mph. He has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery.

Depending on how far along in her pregnancy Pitts was, police said he may also be charged with feticide.

What consequence do you feel this man should face if he is found guilty?


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