Cobb County police have charged a north Georgia woman with vehicular homicide in connection to a head-on collision that killed two people.
Stephanie Nicole Jenkins, 24, of Resaca, is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in the second degree, speeding and passing within 200 feet of oncoming traffic, all of which are misdemeanors.
The three-vehicle crash was reported around 11:03 p.m. March 27 on Ga. 92 north of Holland Road in unincorporated Dallas. Cobb police said a burgundy 2000 Freightliner towing a trailer was traveling northbound on Ga. 92, also known as Hiram Acworth Highway, towards Holland Road. The Freightliner was being followed by a silver 2012 Ford Taurus while a blue 2004 Nissan Maxima was traveling southbound on Ga. 92 towards Holland Road.
Cobb police say the Ford, driven by Jenkins, tried to pass the Freightliner using the southbound lane in a passing zone. However, when it moved into the southbound lane, the Ford collided head-on with the Nissan and crashed into the left side of the Freightliner.
According to an arrest warrant obtained May 1, the Ford was traveling 69 miles per hour at the time of the crash and did not have sufficient distance to successfully overtake the Freightliner and not interfere with the Nissan’s path of travel.
Celso Velasquez of Lawrenceville, the driver of the Freightliner, was not injured. The driver of the Nissan, Steven Bishop, 57, and his passenger, 46-year-old Tommy Johnson, both of Dallas, both died at the scene of the crash.
Jenkins and her 23-year-old passenger, Keymont Jenkins of Douglasville, were transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries. Jenkins was booked into the Cobb County Jail May 2 and released on the same day on a $11,220 bond.
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