Eric Shane Moore and Nathan Joe Call
Photo: Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office

Driver, passenger arrested in hit-and-run that killed Georgia teen

A driver and his passenger are both facing charges in a hit-and-run incident that killed an 18-year-old northwest Georgia man. 

Emory Ware was crossing a Whitfield County highway on Nov. 10 when he was hit by a passing vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol. A trooper responding to the crash early that morning found the teen’s body at the intersection of Ga. 3 and Maddox Chapel Road. 

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The vehicle was gone by the time the trooper arrived. Evidence found at the scene pointed to a gray Buick Century, according to an accident report obtained by

The Buick was eventually traced to driver Eric Shane Moore. The 32-year-old was arrested Nov. 12 on charges of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, hit-and-run and failure to report an accident resulting in death. 

Moore, who is from Chatsworth, was driving on a suspended license at the time of the crash, authorities said. He is also facing charges of tampering with evidence and giving a false name to police.

Authorities are also seeking charges against Moore’s passenger, identified by the GSP as 32-year-old Nathan Joe Call of Dalton. Call was arrested Thursday on felony charges of tampering with evidence and hit-and-run.

Both men are being held in the Whitfield County Jail without bond. 

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