COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- An Atlanta man will spend time in prison after pleading guilty to causing a traffic accident that killed two teenage girls.
A Cobb County Superior Court judge sentenced 28-year-old Tansu Kanlica to 30 years, with 20 to serve in prison. He was convicted Wednesday on charges of vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, and hit and run.
The accident happened May 25, 2014, when Kanlica, a locksmith, was called to a Kennesaw Walmart to help a customer. The customer, Garrett Kyle Anderson, drove away without paying; Kanlica followed him, beginning a chase.
Prosecutors said Kanlica quickly lost control of his car and plowed into three girls who were walking down the sidewalk beside Barrett Lakes Boulevard on their way to see a movie.