READ | Cobb teen indicted on DUI homicide charge after friend fell from SUV
"Then he said, 'Brother, don't worry about it; everything's under control,'" the driver of the Impala, 36-year-old Elvis James Jr., previously told Channel 2 Action News.
The chain-reaction crash happened moments later, killing Strow.
A second-degree vehicular homicide charge is defined by Georgia code as being an unintentional death.
Chris Lanning, who prosecuted the case, said the charge was appropriate because McClellan was speeding, going 82 mph in a 65 mph zone, but was sober. Her lack of being under the influence made a difference, Lanning said.
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“That’s one of the determining factors on being a misdemeanor and a felony,” he said.
Lanning said Strow’s family had been contacted about the sentence and approved.
He said McClellan’s sentence will be broken into two 15-day periods, which he said isn’t uncommon. Otherwise, she has a clean record.
McClellan will be on probation for two years after serving her time and must complete 100 community service hours in addition to pay a fine of about $800.
Her Marietta attorney was not immediately available for comment Friday.