Investigators don’t believe Rampley’s car ever made contact with Faucett’s SUV before the fatal crash.
“We believe Rampley directly caused Faucett to run off the road,” Baker said.
The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. off I-575 near Airport Drive in northern Cherokee County. Investigators said Faucett was traveling northbound before leaving the interstate, rolling several times and striking a tree.
Authorities put out a description of a dark-colored Chevrolet sedan after the wreck, but did not have a tag number for Rampley’s vehicle.
The break in the case came this week when another driver who was aware of Friday’s crash called authorities after seeing Rampley driving aggressively again in the same area of I-575, Baker said.
After interviewing her and members of her family who were in the car during last week’s crash, investigators gathered enough evidence to charge her, he said.
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