The driver responsible for the death of a woman in a one-vehicle crash was also responsible for a previous death back in 2012.
23-year-old Victoria “Tori” Clanton succumbed to injuries she sustained in an auto accident earlier this month.
The driver of the vehicle, Taylor Long, had been Clanton’s boyfriend. He was initially taken to Piedmont Newnan Hospital, but later transferred to Atlanta Medical Center. His injuries exceeded Piedmont’s ability to provide care.
At some point just after 1:30 a.m. on Hal Jones Road, the vehicle Long was driving left the roadway and crashed into a tree.
The State Patrol accident recreation team is still investigating the crash, and charges are still pending.
This is not the first time that Long has been involved in a fatal accident.
He was previously charged with vehicular homicide in 2013. The charges stemmed from Long’s involvement in a December 22, 2012 crash in which Long drove through a red light, resulting in the death of a young girl.
At the time of the accident, Long was not driving recklessly or under the influence. Therefore, the vehicular manslaughter charge was a misdemeanor. An investigation revealed that Long might have been talking on his cell phone at the time of the accident, but was not believed to have been texting and driving.
Long pleaded guilty to the charges in a plea deal and served 12 months. Six of those 12 months were on a work-release program and the final six were served on probation.
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