Deputies Arrest Woman Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Barrow County, Georgia

January 08, 2019

BARROW COUNTY, GA. – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a woman involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Barrow County, Georgia, according to an online news story from The woman is accused of fatally hitting a man and his dog, then leaving the scene.*

66-year-old Marvin Barnes and his dog were on their daily walk in Statham, Georgia. They were almost home on Jefferson Road, when a vehicle ran off the road and hit them. The driver of the vehicle then drove away. Both Barnes and the dog died at the scene. 

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office says the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle and drove about six feet off the roadway, where Barnes and his dog were walking. Based on evidence collected, deputies believed the vehicle was a gray or silver Infiniti, possibly a G-35 or G-36. 

On the afternoon of the accident, deputies located the vehicle behind a house about a mile from the scene of the accident. The vehicle was abandoned, and its registered owner was already in jail in Walton County, Georgia, at the time of the crash. The owner of the home where the vehicle was parked cooperated with authorities, and deputies ruled him or her out as the driver. 

The driver of the vehicle was on the run for three weeks, and on December 25, deputies arrested 42-year-old Sandy Wilson, of Winder, Georgia, for the crime. Wilson has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, felony hit-and-run, reckless driving, cruelty to animals, and other driving-related charges. A court date in the case has not yet been set. 

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