1 killed, 5 injured, driver charged in crash on I-75

An Indiana man has been charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal three-car crash on I-75 in Bartow County.

Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Franka Young said one person was killed and five more were injured in the crash that occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday just outside of Cartersville. Young said the Chevrolet Camaro driven by 21-year-old Fort Wayne, Ind., resident Taylor Ryan Bowers hydroplaned near mile marker 286, left the interstate, re-entered the roadway and struck a Volkswagen Jetta.

Following that crash, the Camaro struck a guardrail before coming “to an uncontrolled rest in the middle of the southbound lanes,” Young said. A third vehicle, a Honda Civic driven by 38-year-old Cartersville resident Cayetano Garcia Correa, then hit the Camaro.

Correa was killed in the crash.

Five other passengers were taken to Cartersville Medical Center, Young said. It was not immediately clear which vehicles they were riding in.

Bowers was taken into custody and charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane, too fast for conditions and “tire requirements,” Young said.

“Blood tests are pending,” she said.

No further information was immediately available.