Kelsey Quayle shooting

Police searching for white SUV & grey sedan in connection with aspiring model shot in the neck while driving to work

An aspiring Atlanta model has died after she was shot in the neck last week while driving to work. Police are now seeking the drivers of a few vehicles spotted driving by the victim on the morning of the shooting.

FOX59 reports that 28-year-old Kelsey Quayle had only been in the Atlanta area for a few months when she was shot in the neck at around 7 a.m. last Monday while driving down Upper Riverdale Road in her Mazda 626. She moved from California to Atlanta to pursue a modeling career and started a job at a dental office to make ends meet. She was on her way to work when the tragic shooting occurred.

Kelsey’s family flew in from California and made the tough decision to remove her from life support after learning the bullet severed her spinal cord, rendering her brain dead. Police are now trying to piece together the puzzle and determine who shot her and why.

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The Clayton County Police Department is searching for the driver of a grey sedan and the driver a white SUV spotted on surveillance footage driving by Kelsey just moments before she crashed into oncoming traffic. Authorities stated three other drivers crashed after the victim’s car veered into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with their vehicles. The other drivers sustained minor injuries, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

“Here is video footage captured from various angles just seconds before the crash involving Kelsey Quayle occurred,” Clayton Police Department wrote on Facebook. “We are asking anyone who may have been traveling along Upper Riverdale Road, in the area of the crash (approx. 7:02 a.m.) to contact us at 770-477-3648.”

“Detectives would like to speak with you about what you may have seen in the area. We would especially like to speak with the driver of the white SUV and the driver of the gray sedan that is seen passing Kelsey’s vehicle as it is traveling in the lanes of oncoming traffic.”

Upper Riverdale Road Murder Case

Here is video footage captured from various angles just seconds before the crash involving Kelsey Quayle occurred. We are asking anyone who may have been traveling along Upper Riverdale Road, in the area of the crash (approx. 7:02 a.m.) to contact us at 770-477-3648. Detectives would like to speak with you about what you may have seen in the area. We would especially like to speak with the driver of the white SUV and the driver of the gray sedan that is seen passing Kelsey's vehicle as it is traveling in the lanes of oncoming traffic. On October 8, 2018, Kelsey Quayle was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident on Upper Riverdale Road. She was transported from the accident location to Southern Regional Medical Center in critical condition. She was later transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for further treatment. As doctors at Grady Memorial Hospital worked throughout the night in an attempt to treat Quayle’s injuries, they discovered that she had sustained a gunshot to her neck. Quayle died from her injuries on October 10, 2018.

Posted by Clayton County Police Department on Friday, October 12, 2018

 

Kelley’s sister, Kayleigh, said the victim had no enemies and hardly knew anyone in the area, being new to Atlanta.

“There wasn’t anybody she was enemies with. She didn’t really know anybody in town…..She was very positive about any situation.”

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[Feature Photo: Kelsey Quayle/Handout]