Driver faces vehicular homicide charges




The driver in Tuesday’s fatal traffic collision on Mike Padgett Highway has been booked in the Richmond County Jail on charges of vehicular homicide.

Police said Kiara Brown, 23, turned the 2004 BMW left off Old Savannah Road onto Mike Padgett Highway in front of an oncoming truck.

A rear-seat passenger, 54-year-old Barbara Ann Godbee, died at Medical College of Georgia Hospital shortly after the 8:30 a.m. wreck.

Brown was also taken to MCG with injuries that were not life-threatening injuries.

She was booked into the Richmond County Jail on Wednesday on charges of failure to yield at a stop sign and homicide by vehicle.