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.”