A driver at the center of a fatal accident has been charged. The Georgia State Patrol issued a statement to WBHF stating that 36-year-old Jonathan Mitchell of Cartersville received eight charges as a result of Sunday’s incidents that killed 53-year-old Myra Turner of Cartersville, due to an accident that occurred on Highway 20 and Roving Road in Cartersville. Mitchel was charged with: homicide by vehicle in the first degree, driving under the influence, failure to yield turning left, improper turn, hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident with death, use of safety belts in the passenger vehicle, and theft by taking.
Mitchell, driving a U-Haul truck, crashed into Turner’s Chevrolet Camaro just after 5:00 PM Sunday afternoon. Mitchell then carjacked another vehicle that had stopped near the scene. He was located and apprehended by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office.
Turner’s 49-year-old passenger, Joanna Turner of Cartersville, was injured in the accident and transported to Cartersville Medical Center. Mitchell was also injured and transported to the area hospital. The Georgia State Patrol stated that the accident report is not yet complete. Stay tuned to WBHF for more updates on this developing story.