Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal Wreck on Taylor’s Ridge Thursday Morning; DUI and Vehicular Homicide Charges Leveled

A Summerville man has been charged with DUI and Vehicular Homicide, in connection with the fatal accident occurring Thursday morning on Taylor’s Ridge in northwest Georgia.

According to Trooper Sergeant Shan Burnette with the GSP Post in Rome 26 year old Daniel James Leon Craig was driving a Nissan Frontier pickup that crossed over the centerline into the path of a Ford F-150 being driven by 60 year old Kenneth Vaughn also of Summerville.  The collision seriously injured both Vaughn and his brother Michael, and fatally injured his mother, 85 year old Opal Vaughn.  According to media outlets Craig told troopers he fell asleep at the wheel.

The wreck, which took place around 7:00am EASTERN, remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.

(AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio)

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