Atlanta-Area Man Charged After Wreck that Killed 11-Year-Old Son
POWDER SPRINGS, GA. – July 17, 2018 (sfchronicle.com) A Georgia man is facing criminal charges in connection with a vehicle accident that killed his 11-year-old son. The story is reported by sfchronicle.com.*
In January 2018, Adrian Hyde was driving in Powder Springs, Georgia, and lost control of his vehicle, which caused him to crash into a tree. Hyde’s sons, ages 11 and 13, were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The 11-year-old boy tragically died in the wreck, and the 13-year-old boy was seriously injured.
During their investigation, authorities found an open bottle of gin in the glove box of Hyde’s vehicle. A warrant was recently issued for Hyde’s arrest, and he has been charged with several crimes, including vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, and child endangerment. Cobb County Police say, due to the seriousness of the crash, they have taken sufficient time gathering evidence. This is why Hyde was arrested and charged seven months after the incident.
Hyde is reportedly being held in jail without bond. It is not clear whether he has yet hired or been appointed an attorney.
Powder Springs is located in Cobb County in the northern part of the state of Georgia. According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Cobb County is the site of numerous vehicle accidents each year, with an increase in these accidents occurring during the span of several years.
In 2012, a total of 11,767 vehicle accidents occurred in Cobb County, leading to 2,860 injuries and 47 deaths. By 2016, those numbers had increased to 34,985 total accidents, 8,470 injuries, and 59 deaths. During both 2012 and 2016, more than half of the fatality accidents in Cobb County were related to speeding or alcohol consumption.
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