Grand Jury Indictment For Fatal Crash in Cobb County

May 15, 2017

Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Discuss Grand Jury Indictment For Fatal Crash

A Cobb County grand jury indicted a woman for killing a 21-year-old Marietta woman, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Sharpsburg woman will face charges of vehicular homicide for her role in the February 4, 2017 car wreck. This horrific crash is another example of how driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can destroy several lives in the blink of an eye. The risk is not worth it, and people know it. Despite repeated warnings and tragedies just like this, many people drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. If you or a loved one were injured or killed by an impaired driver, the Atlanta drunk driving attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened to you and advise you on what steps can be taken to protect your legal rights.

The 44-year-old Sharpsburg woman crashed into and killed a 21-year-old female college student. According to police, the young woman was only a couple of minutes away from her home in Smyrna when the accident happened. Law enforcement officers said that the 44-year-old woman was driving the wrong way on South Cobb Drive in Smyrna when she drove through a red light and struck the younger woman's 2001 Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic was turning when the other woman hit her and the violent forces imparted on impact were so great that the driver of the Honda was thrown from her vehicle. The young woman tragically perished at the scene of the crash.

Police investigated the 44-year-old woman for intoxicated driving in the aftermath of the crash. Officers noted that the woman was unsteady on her feet while talking to them. The woman admitted to taking four prescription pills approximately 45 minutes before the crash. Police sought a warrant for her arrest after the accident for charges of driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, no insurance, false registration plates, and other moving violations. Police also learned that there was a warrant out of South Carolina for the woman's arrest. To compound her crimes, the woman was driving with a suspended license for a previous conviction for driving under the influence. She should not have even been on the road.

This awful tragedy caused two lives headed in opposite directions to intersect in one fateful moment. News reports proclaimed that the crash victim was a tremendous young woman who had a bright future. She was a high school graduate and attending technical school to become a nurse at the time she was killed. People praised her for the kind and respectful ways she treated others. 

On the other hand, the 44-year-old woman had a long history of criminal offenses that included a previous DUI conviction. This woman, who is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court, has caused a tremendous amount of pain, suffering, and difficulty for her victim and the victim's family. One is left to wonder why a person with a suspended license would use an unregistered and uninsured car, with false license plates, to drive around under the influence of a prescription drug. We might never know the actual reason. Unfortunately, the decision she made to drive that night cost one young woman her life.

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