NWGA Scanner | January 15th, 2021

Bartow County teacher killed in hit-and-run crash Saturday morning, Cartersville man charged

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Trevus Jamaahl Baugh, 34, of Cartersville, was driving a black 2016 Hyundai Elantra not registered in his name east on Euharlee Road in the westbound lane. Dominic D’Agostino, was driving a 2011 Toyota Sienna west on Euharlee Road in the westbound lane. At around 10:15 AM on January 9th, 2021, the Elantra struck the Sienna on the front right area with its front right. Debris from that crash damaged the front left area of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 21-year-old Christopher Cassar of Emerson. He was driving westbound on Euharlee Road in the westbound lane. The impact area was in the westbound lane of Euharlee Road, about 1/10th of a mile east of Topridge Drive. It was determined based on gouge marks on the roadway, tire marks, debris on the street and surrounding area, and statements from the two westbound drivers. Passenger Shauna D’Agostino, 42, of Euharlee, who was a social studies teacher at Bartow County College and Career Academy, succumbed to her injuries. Her husband and two daughters survived the crash. Baugh fled the scene of the crash on foot but was later located by law enforcement. Travis Baugh booked into the Bartow County Jail charged with hit and run resulting in death, homicide by vehicle in the first degree, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, felony theft by taking, and misdemeanor theft by shoplifting warrant from December 15th.