Police: Driver Charged for Crash that Killed Pregnant Woman in Cobb County, GA
COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at ajc.com, police in Cobb County, Georgia, have reported that a driver has been criminally charged in connection with a vehicle crash that killed a pregnant woman. The crash occurred earlier in April and claimed the lives of the woman and her unborn child.*
Police officers and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that a man is facing charges of vehicular homicide, feticide by vehicle, driving under the influence, failure to maintain a lane, and driving without a license. He is identified as a 30-year-old man from Marietta, Georgia.
The accident occurred on April 9 at the intersection of Austell Road and Kurt Drive in Cobb County. A 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche was driving on Austell Road at approximately 3 p.m. that day, when the driver traveled off the roadway, hit a curb, and overcorrected. Police say the Chevy then rotated, struck the median in the road, and rolled over.
A pregnant passenger in the vehicle was ejected during the crash. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that she was transported to a local hospital, where she lost the baby on April 14. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the woman then died two days later.
Police officers said the Chevy driver failed two breathalyzer tests at the scene of the accident. He reportedly told police that he had two beers and a shot of alcohol before the crash. One of the breathalyzer tests showed his blood alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the driver was arrested and booked into the Cobb County Jail the day of the accident, and he remains there without bond on the updated charges.
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