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Man charged in April 5 wreck in East Hall

POSTED: April 18, 2014 12:34 a.m.

A Grandview, Wash., man has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide in an April 5 wreck in East Hall County that resulted in the death of a Gainesville woman.

Juan Manuel Arellano-Gonzalez, 42, was being held Thursday in the Hall County Jail on charges of second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield the right of way. His bond has been set at $10,100.

The charges stem from a wreck on Harmony Church Road between Renee Circle and Willow Wind Drive.

Arellano-Gonzalez, driving a van, was turning north at 10 a.m. onto Harmony Church from the parking lot at Don L. Mangum Grocery when he struck a car traveling south on Harmony Church, said Trooper Jonathan Munger, spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol’s Post 6 in Gainesville.

Marvin Yizar, 32, of Gainesville, was driving the car.

Christine Davis, 80, of Gainesville, a passenger in Yizar’s car, died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries suffered in the wreck.

Arellano-Gonzalez told authorities he saw Yizar’s car “approaching at a distance” and that it “was upon him suddenly,” Munger said.

A first appearance hearing has been held for him, with his case waived to Hall State Court, which handles misdemeanors.

Munger said the vehicular homicide charge is a misdemeanor because alcohol, illegal drugs or medications “weren’t a contributing factor in the crash.”


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