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Driver Facing Slew of Charges for Deadly Crash in Cartersville, Georgia

January 28, 2019

CARTERSVILLE, GA. – According to an online news report published to, a driver has been criminally charged in connection with a deadly vehicle crash that occurred January 22 in Cartersville, Georgia. The victim of the wreck was a passenger in the driver’s vehicle.*  

At about 4:30 p.m. on January 22, a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt heading south on Peeples Valley Road traveled off the roadway in the area of Valleydale Drive. The Cobalt crashed into several trees and spun back into the road, where it collided with a 2016 Mercedes Benz that was traveling north. 

A passenger in the Cobalt, 30-year-old Phillip D. Bagley, of Cartersville, died at the scene. The driver of the Cobalt has now been identified as Daniel Allen Jones, of Cartersville. Jones’s age was not reported. Jones was injured in the crash, and emergency crews transported him to Floyd Medical Center for treatment. 

A Georgia State Patrol Trooper followed Jones to the hospital to obtain blood for a toxicology analysis, which is required by state law in all fatal vehicle collisions. Jones reportedly refused to provide a blood sample, and the Trooper left. Jones was supposed to be admitted to the hospital for surgery. At some point, however, Jones left the hospital. 

U.S. Marshals arrested Jones on January 24 and transported him to the Bartow County Jail, where he is being held without bond. He has been charged with a litany of crimes, including:

  • ·first-degree vehicular homicide; 
  • ·driving under the influence; 
  • ·hit-and-run; 
  • ·reckless driving; 
  • ·failure to maintain a lane; 
  • ·possession and use of drug-related objects; 
  • ·possession of methamphetamines; 
  • ·passing in a no-passing zone; 
  • ·failure to report an accident with injury/death; 
  • ·seat belt violation; 
  • ·driving without insurance; 
  • ·failure to notify owner upon striking a fixture; and 
  • ·removing an affixed license plate with intent to conceal. 

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