Toccoa Man Indicted in 2012 Fatal Wreck

January 16, 2014
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A man faces homicide by vehicle and other charges after an indictment this week by a Stephens County grand jury.

This week, the grand jury indicted Joshua Lamar Hanley of Toccoa on two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, DUI, reckless driving, failure to report an accident, and making a false statement in connection with the death of 52-year-old Lisa Childs Terrell in August 2012.

The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol says Terrell was a passenger on a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Hanley, who was 32 years old at the time of the accident.

The accident occurred on Dean Road in Stephens County.

In the indictment, authorities allege that Hanley was driving under the influence of methamphetamine and amphetamine at the time of the accident.

Authorities also allege that Hanley failed to report the accident to law enforcement and made a false statement by telling the Georgia State Patrol initially that Terrell was conscious and that she walked into her home following the crash.

The indictment against Hanley was one of 27 true bills of indictment handed down against individuals by the grand jury during its session this week in Stephens County.

All of these cases will now be referred to Stephens County Superior Court.

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