Governor Brian Kemp announced last Friday that a fatal accident led to the death of a Georgia Department of Natural Resources supervisor, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
The incident occurred Thursday night, according to the Georgia State Patrol, when a maroon 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by a 31-year-old Danielsville man driving on Hunt Road in Madison County struck a DNR supervisor on the shoulder of the southbound side of the road. The Cobalt driver allegedly failed to maintain their lane, according to Georgia State Police troopers, and was arrested at the scene. The driver will face many charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide.
Investigators report they believe the driver was also driving under the influence (DUI), and records show he had been arrested for drug and traffic charges in August and had recently been released.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources released the following statement: “The Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division is mourning the sudden passing of Captain Stan Elrod, a 28-year veteran of the Division. Captain Elrod was struck and killed by a motor vehicle the evening of September 3 while on duty and physically training in Danielsville, GA.”
“He was a committed officer and supervisor, having risen to the position of region supervisor over our Region 2 office in Gainesville, GA. He will be remembered for his selfless service and complete devotion to the safety of his fellow officers, fellow Georgians, and his state’s natural resources. We are beyond grateful to have worked with and known Captain Elrod, as he truly made us all better through his example. The hearts of the 1,800 members of the DNR family go out to the Elrod family during this time of great sorrow.”
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