Drunk Man Faces Criminal Charges after Vehicular Accident in Banks County, Georgia


April 06, 2019

BANKS COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at cbs46.com, a fifty six year old man is being charged with a felony after his involvement in an auto accident that caused the death of a three year old child and injured four others.*

The man responsible for the accident, from Toccoa, Georgia was going in a northerly direction on Interstate 85 when he hit 2 vehicles which left one of the automobiles spinning into the median and the other one to travel with a loss of control before finally stopping.

According to a Georgia State Patrol report, “vehicles two and three were stopped due to a traffic buildup from a separate fatal accident prior to [the at fault] driver crashing into them.”

The victims in auto #2 were in a 2010 Toyota Corolla.  This vehicle had a woman who sustained minor injuries.  There was also a seven year old child who sustained serious injuries and a three year old that succumbed to their injuries in the accident.  

The victims in vehicle #3 were a 42 year old and a 43 year old. They were driving a 2017 Honda Accord. They both sustained minor injuries. 

All of the victims of the accident caused by the fifty six year old man were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

The occupants of vehicle two, a 2010 Toyota Corolla, were: Cristine Chiles who suffered non-life threatening injuries, a seven year old child who suffered serious injury and a three-year-old who suffered a tragic fatal injury.

The fifty six year old only suffered minor injuries and “is facing felony charges for vehicular homicide and serious injury by vehicle, as well as charges for DUI , reckless driving, following too closely and for an expired tag.”

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by local police.

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Source:https://www.cbs46.com/news/year-old-killed-by-drunk-driver-others-injured/article_36fd4fc8-4e7a-11e9-a470-abce97720f1f.html

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