NWGA Scanner | June 11th, 2021

Teenager charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in connection with Wednesday morning crash in Murray County

According to Murray County Jail records, Whitney Danielle Thomas, 17, of Chatsworth, was also charged Wednesday by the Georgia State Patrol with furnishing/purchasing of alcoholic beverages by persons below legal age, improper lane change/failure to maintain lane, driving without insurance seat belts violation, first-degree vehicular homicide, and DUI (less safe). According to the Georgia State Patrol public information office said preliminary information, At 5:27 a.m. Georgia State Patrol Post 43 Calhoun was asked to investigate a single-vehicle crash on Mill Creek Road. A white 2011 Ford F-150 (4-door) was traveling west on Mill Creek Road, negotiating a left curve. The Ford F-150 exited onto the north shoulder and struck several trees with its passenger side. The right rear passenger, Ms. Emmerie Grace Kilpatrick, 19, (of Chatsworth), suffered fatal injuries. Alcohol was involved in this crash, and seat belts were not in use.” The crash report is not complete at this time and the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation.