Woman Indicted After Killing Three People in Tragic Drug-Related Single-Vehicle Crash in Baldwin County
BALDWIN COUNTY, GA- Unionrecorder.com writes that a woman caused a single-vehicle collision that killed three of her passengers last spring in Baldwin County. A grand jury has now indicted the 59-year-old woman from Milledgeville on thirteen counts.*
Police stated that the driver was under the influence of drugs at the time of the deadly wreck. Investigators found cocaine on the woman when they arrived on the scene.
The defendant was driving an SUV that was carrying passengers from an assisted living facility. Police charged the woman last August for counts related to the deaths of three victims ages 68, 77, and 29, all of whom were residents at the facility, which is located in Putnam County. Another resident, a 55-year-old woman, was injured in the wreck, along with the defendant.
Reports indicate that the driver and four passengers were traveling on US 441 in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer when the defendant lost control of the vehicle and traveled across a turn lane, the southbound traffic lanes, and onto the shoulder. The vehicle struck a mailbox and then crashed into an embankment. Responders airlifted the injured victims to the Navicent Health medical center.
The indictment includes six counts of first-degree vehicular homicide, two counts for serious injury by vehicle, and additional charges for possession of controlled substance, driving under the influence, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.
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Sources:https://www.unionrecorder.com/news/woman-indicted-in-vehicle-deaths/article_4f0cba50-37da-11ea-b4eb-53eda1363a9d.html and https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/growing-number-fatal-car-crashes-linked-drug-use-n878986
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