Vehicular manslaughter, which is also known as vehicular homicide in Georgia is a charge that is the result of a person unintentionally and unlawfully causing a death while driving a vehicle. A charge of first-degree vehicular homicide is one of the most serious.
A person can be charged with this if they are in an accident that causes the death of another person while violating Georgia’s DUI laws, reckless driving laws, committing a hit-and-run, fleeing from police, or is driving on a revoked license. It can also be charged if the driver was illegally passing a school bus. It is a felony charge and the penalty is between three and fifteen years in state prison.
WSB Radio reports that a man has been arrested months after an accident that killed a 71-year-old woman.
31-year-old Sean Charles Campbell was arrested on Friday. The arrest came more than nine months after the accident that killed 71-year-old Barbara Morgan Fowler.
Forsyth County deputies were dispatched to the scene on October 24th at about 9:30 a.m. The accident occurred at Jot Em Down Road near County Lake Road. Allegedly, Campbell was driving a 2001 Toyota Sequoia when he crossed the center line, hitting a 2006 Honda CRV driving in the opposite direction.
The 71-year-old woman died at the scene. Her 75-year-old passenger suffered from injuries and was taken to a hospital. The injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
Campbell and his passenger also suffered from non-life-threatening injuries.
Campbell is facing charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, no insurance, and driving on the wrong side of the road.
He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail on a $24,605 bond.
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