Grovetown woman charged after passenger dies in wreck

Samantha Presley

A 20-year-old Grovetown woman has been charged with failure to yield and homicide by vehicle after her passenger died from injuries sustained in a crash Sunday on Gordon Highway.

Samantha Presley was booked into the Richmond County jail Wednesday after her release from the hospital. Police said Presley tried to make a left turn off Gordon Highway onto Newmantown Road about 2 p.m. Sunday and hit another vehicle. Her passenger, Shem Rider, 22, of Grovetown, was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured.

– From staff reports

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