An arrest warrant for vehicular homicide has been issued for a northwest Georgia motorist who allegedly struck and killed a man standing in the emergency lane of I-75 in Cobb County.
Thomas Franklyn Truitt, of Ranger, is accused of hitting Norman G. Koehn, 59, of Kansas, and his van shortly after 10 a.m. March 21 on I-75 northbound near the Hickory Grove Road overpass, according to the warrant obtained by the AJC.
Koehn, who was standing beside a 2005 Dodge Caravan, died from his injuries, Cobb County police said. Truitt, who was driving a Saturn L200 on a suspended license, ran away from the crash scene, the warrant states.
While executing a search warrant of the Saturn at Kennesaw Wrecker Service, officers found methamphetamine, a scale and numerous plastic baggies, as well asprescription medications including Hydromorphone hydrochloride, Mirtazapine and Alprazolam, the warrant states.
In addition to various drug charges, Truitt was also charged with failure to maintain lane and driving without a seat belt, according to the warrant.
It was not immediately known Monday if Truitt is in custody.
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