Georgia has a very specific set of circumstances that can lead to charges of felony vehicular homicide, also known as felony vehicular manslaughter. Such charges can be filed against the driver who is involved in an accident that kills another person in specific situations. Those situations include driving while intoxicated, driving recklessly, attempting to flee from or elude police, or in a hit-and-run accident. If convicted of felony vehicular homicide in Georgia, the driver will face an in-state prison sentence between three and fifteen years. In addition to the prison term, the driver will also face civil liability in the accident and have their license revoked for three years.
The AJC reports that two men are still on the run after an accident during a police chase that killed a 17-year-old driver.
The pursuit began at about 3 a.m. on May 10th when Clayton County deputies attempted to arrest 28-year-old Sebastian Miles, Jr. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault.
When deputies arrived, Miles sped away in a Mitsubishi Galant. He had three passengers with him in the vehicle as he sped away.
The chase ended in DeKalb County when Miles allegedly ran a traffic light and hit a Chevrolet Cavalier.
A 17-year-old female was driving the Cavalier. She was killed in the accident. Her passenger, 19-year-old Reniya Armstead, was injured in the crash.
Deputies found a felony amount of a Schedule II substance inside the Mitsubishi. The type of drugs found was not released.
Miles and one of his passengers are in police custody. The other two passengers, who were initially released, are now wanted on charges related to the crash.
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