Update: Woman Killed in Bizarre Traffic Incident Was Expecting

An Alabama man has been charged with murder after a bizarre traffic incident in Douglasville, Ga.

Dewey Calhoun Green. Douglas County Jail mug shot
Dewey Calhoun Green. Douglas County Jail mug shot

Update: WSB-TV has reported Janice Pitts, the Douglasville woman who was run over and killed Wednesday, was expecting a child.

Police told the station feticide charges are possible for Dewey Calhoun Green, 23, who already has been charged with murder and is in the Douglas County jail. Police also said alcohol was involved.

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WSB also interviewed one of Pitts' daughters. Here's a link to the raw video.


An Alabama man is accused of running over and killing a Douglasville, Ga., woman for apparently no reason in a bizarre traffic incident Wednesday afternoon.

According to Douglas County jail records, Dewey Calhoun Green, 23, of Birmingham, Ala., has been charged with murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. He is being held without bond.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Green is accused of killing Janice Pitts of Douglasville on Ga. Highway 5 near I-20, west of Atlanta. He allegedly rammed into Pitts’ vehicle several times, pinned her against her vehicle and then backed over her, the newspaper reported. She died at the scene.

The woman’s daughter and grandchild were in the car and witnessed the incident, the AJC said.

Douglasville Police said on its Facebook page, the incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, between the Walgreen’s and Waffle House on Highway 5. The incident involved a red Lincoln Navigator and a black Chevrolet Silverado, police said; Pitts was driving the Navigator, according to the Douglas County Sentinel.

Fox 5 reported Pitts was on her way to the Lowe’s nearby and turning left from Highway 5 onto Douglas Boulevard when Green rear-ended her car three times, backing up before the second and third collisions. Police said when Pitts got out to check damage, Green pinned her between the two cars, then backed over her.

Police don't think Green knew the woman. He wrecked his car into an embankment, where witnesses took away his keys and held him for police, Fox 5 reported.

Investigators with Douglasville Police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information on the incident. Anyone with information can call Investigator Clinton Ratliff at 678-486-1245 or case agent Investigator Susan Sweat at 770-920-7138.


Philip Beck June 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM
This is a busy intersection folks. If today's legal environment was more predictable, it might have been a good time for some private citizen with a CCP to intervene, at least right after the second rear-ending. When seconds count, the police are usually only minutes away. The perp will be a menace to society his entire life, so...
erie June 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM
This nutcase just might get locked up with a few friends of the lady friends. Small world.
Elizabeth Elizabeth June 27, 2014 at 04:57 PM
If it is meth it shows the absolute destruction that this drug causes whenever and wherever it is.
Brent Seeger June 27, 2014 at 04:58 PM
This guy needs the death penalty right away. We need to handle this like the chinese. Trial in 24 hours, if found guilty sentenced to death, sentence carried out same day, family billed for the bullet.
Christy Wood Isbell July 05, 2014 at 11:11 PM
I really wish you would update your information to the correct information.Autopsy reports show she was not pregnant.


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