According to recent reports, a 17-year-old teenager faces vehicular homicide charges after authorities say he crashed an SUV conveying three other individuals into a brick mailbox which led to the death of a teenage passenger.
Steven Kyle Timms also faces charges of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana contributing to the deprivation of a minor, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, a seat belt violation and driving too fast for conditions in the Thursday evening wreck that killed 15-year-old Kemarion Washington, the Rome News-Tribune revealed.
Timms remained in the Polk County jail Friday without bond.
Washington was a promising 10th-grader at Rome High School. His 12-year-old brother, Brent Washington, was likewise injured and remains at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston in critical condition. Brent Washington was a promising seventh-grader as well at Rome Middle School, according to the paper.
The boys were in a Nissan Rogue on Kimwood Drive at about 11 p.m. when it struck a brick mailbox almost head-on, officials told the News-Tribune. Timms and a fourth passenger, who is yet to be identified, had to be removed from the car after the crash.
The Georgia State Patrol told the newspaper that Timms was driving 70 mph in a 35-mph zone.