A twenty-six-year-old Floyd County woman turned herself in at the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office last weekend – after being charged with vehicular homicide by the Georgia State Patrol. Rebekah Ellen McEleheny of Lindale was charged in connection with an accident on August 6th of this year that took place near the intersection of Marble Springs Road and Highway 27. That accident claimed the life of Jerry Wayne Browning, from Bowden, Georgia.
On Monday of this week, the Georgia State Patrol said warrants had been issued through Chattooga County Magistrate Court for McEleheny on the charge of homicide by vehicle in the second-degree, failure to yield while turning left and failure to stop at a stop sign. Troopers state that McElheney was coming off Marble Springs Road in a 2017 Toyota RAV4, when she pulled into the path of a 2001 Chevrolet S10 truck being driven by Browning.
The accident was investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Post in Rome and also the Georgia State Patrol Troop A Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.
(WZQZ Chattooga County, Georgia Radio)