Man Facing Felony Charges for Deadly Pedestrian Crash in Camilla, Georgia
CAMILLA, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wtxl.com, a man is facing felony charges in connection with a deadly pedestrian crash that took place in Camilla, Georgia. The driver involved in the collision left the scene after the accident, and WTXL reports that the man in custody admitted he was involved.*
The hit-and-run accident happened on Highway 19 in Camilla. Georgia State Patrol and WTXL state that a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian and then left the scene. After the accident, officers reportedly placed a man from Yuma, Arizona, under arrest in connection with the collision.
The man had been staying at a hotel at the time of his arrest, according to WTXL. Georgia State Patrol Troopers said the man admitted during questioning that he was the driver who hit the pedestrian. He was booked into the Mitchell County Jail.
WTXL reports that the man is facing charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and driving with expired tags. His bond was reportedly set at $30,000.
WTXL also reports that another man had previously been arrested in connection with the accident. This man was not identified but was reportedly staying in the same hotel as the man who has been charged. The report indicates that after investigation, the initial suspect was released, and officers arrested the man from Yuma.
The investigation of this accident is ongoing, and no additional information was included in the report from WTXL.
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