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Man charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide after January wreck
Jerry McKee
Jerry Dwayne McKee

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A Gainesville man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide after a Jan. 19 wreck in Hall County, according to authorities.

Jerry Dwayne McKee, 18, was booked in to the Hall County Jail Wednesday on the misdemeanor charge and was released Thursday.

No phone number was listed for McKee in the Hall County Comprehensive Justice Information System, and no attorney was listed in the Magistrate Court’s office.

Georgia State Patrol investigated a Jan. 19 two-vehicle crash on Ga. 365/Cornelia Highway at Athens Street in Lula.

McKee was driving a Buick Park Avenue and was attempting to turn on to Cornelia Highway from Athens Street.

State patrol said McKee’s car failed to yield the right of way and struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Mary Ellen Maznicki, 64, of Lakemont.

“(The Jeep Grand Cherokee) then overturned, ejecting the driver,” Sgt. Anthony Coleman wrote at the time of the incident.

Maznicki was killed in the crash.

The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team conducted the investigation following the crash.

“The investigating trooper did obtain warrants on (June 27) for failure to yield after stopping at a stop sign and (second-degree) vehicular homicide,” Sgt. A.J. Allen wrote in an email.

Second-degree vehicular homicide is a misdemeanor charge.

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