Royston Man Charged in Wreck That Killed Toccoa Man

October 23, 2013

The driver of a vehicle in a wreck that killed a Toccoa man over the weekend faces numerous charges after an investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.

Tuesday, the GSP announced that it has issued numerous citations against 22-year-old Brandon Ray Brooks of Royston.

Brooks was the driver in the early Sunday morning single-car wreck in OglethorpeCounty that killed 20-year-old Dylan Cane Parker of Toccoa.

The GSP said that Brooks faces charges of first degree homicide by vehicle, hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions, and safety restraint violations.

Authorities said Brooks will also be charged with Driving Under the Influence, pending blood tests.

According to the GSP, Parker was a passenger in Brooks’ 2012 Chevrolet Cruze when it left the roadway in a curve while heading west on Georgia Highway 10 in OglethorpeCounty at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

The GSP stated that the vehicle struck a tree with its right front after leaving the roadway and rotated on to its roof.

Authorities added that neither Parker nor Brooks were wearing seat belts.

Brooks was not injured.

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