Mom Speaks Out After Teen Killed In Ice-Related Crash

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police in Cobb County continued to investigate a weather-related crash that left one teenager dead and another teen facing possible charges.

Cobb County police representative Joe Hernandez said 17-year-old Alexandra Covett was driving eastbound on Stilesboro Road at about 5 p.m. on Friday when she hit an ice patch, lost control of her car, went over the median and slammed into another car.

Her best friend, passenger Karli Jobling, 18, of Kennesaw, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Covett and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, Hernandez said.

On Sunday, Channel 2 Action News reporter Rebecca Lindstrom spoke with Jobling’s mother, Deborah Jobling.

Jobling said she does not want police to press charges in her daughter’s death because she believed the crash was just a terrible accident.

Jobling also said she thought the crash could have been prevented if crews had done a better job at clearing ice off the streets.

“They need to do a better job. I mean, this happens at least once a year. And the accidents and the fatalities happen once a year. There is a pattern here. It needs to change, we need to do something. It’s not going to stop. We’re going to have this again next year,” said Jobling.

Jobling said she is planning a memorial for her daughter next Saturday at 11 a.m. at NorthStar Church.

Covett remained in the hospital Sunday.

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