Woman arrested after hit-and-run that killed man walking dog

Sandy Wilson

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Sandy Wilson

A driver accused of hitting and killing a man who was walking his dog in Barrow County earlier this month has been arrested, authorities announced Monday.

Sandy Wilson, 42, of Winder, was wanted on a slew of charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide, in connection with the Dec. 3 incident that killed 66-year-old Marvin Barnes. Barnes was walking his dog near his Statham home and was about 6 feet back from Jefferson Road when both were hit, according to the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.

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He and the dog were killed.

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Marvin Barnes (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Marvin Barnes (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Marvin Barnes (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Wilson was identified as the driver of a silver Infiniti G37 seen leaving the scene after deputies found the car a short time later. The sheriff’s office announced her arrest the morning of Christmas Eve.

According to Sheriff Jud Smith, Wilson was found hiding in a closet of a home near the Barrow-Jackson county line. She was arrested without incident.

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In addition to vehicular homicide, she faces charges of hit-and-run, reckless driving, failure to report an accident, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane, driving on the wrong side of the road and cruelty to animals, according to the agency.

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The crashed happened in Barrow County over the weekend.