Cobb man indicted in crash that killed pregnant wife

Cobb man indicted in crash that killed pregnant wife

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted a Marietta man on charges stemming from an April collision that killed his pregnant wife and her unborn child.

The grand jury last week indicted Antwan Senior on two counts each of homicide by vehicle in the first degree and feticide by vehicle in the first degree and one count of driving without a valid license.

According to an arrest warrant, Senior was driving a red 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche southbound on Austell Road at Kurt Drive around 3 p.m. April 9 when the truck veered off the roadway and struck a curb. Senior over-corrected, and the Chevrolet began to spin in a counter clockwise direction. The truck crashed into the center median, rolled over and came to a rest upright in the northbound lane.

Senior’s wife and passenger, 29-year-old Jessica Ashley Senior of Marietta, was ejected from the Chevrolet. She was transported to an area hospital and died April 16 of her injuries, according to the warrant. The unborn child Jessica Senior was carrying at the time of the crash died April 14.

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Cobb officers noted in the indictment that Senior allegedly told police conducting a DUI investigation that he consumed two beers and a shot of liquor. Senior submitted to two alcohol breathalyzer tests at the scene, which returned readings of .158 and .138, respectively, the warrant alleges. The state’s legal limit is .08.

Antwan Senior.

Jessica Senior is survived by her three children, according to a GoFundMe page created to help with medical and funeral expenses. Her sister, Likisha Howard, previously told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that family members were trying to stay strong while dealing with their grief.

“She lived a good life, and she is still gone too soon,” Howard said through tears.

Reunicie Boyd, a friend and roommate, said in the months before her death, Senior had to come to terms with the loss of her mother who died in February. Senior also attended Boyd’s church at Reunited in Christ Family Worship Center in Powder Springs.

The AJC has reached out to Jill Stahlman, a Marietta attorney listed in court documents as representing Antwan Senior, for comment on the indictment. Arraignment for Antwan Senior has not been scheduled.

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