A woman fighting for her life following a single-car crash on New Year’s Day in which two children were killed, including her 1-year-old son, faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges filed against her by the Georgia State Patrol.
GSP also charged 25-year-old Sabrina McConnell of Hall County with failure to maintain her lane, safety restraint violation, tire requirements violation and driving with suspended, canceled or revoked car registration.
McConnell remained hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to a spokesman.
Two adult passengers in the 2002 Ford Mustang that McConnell was driving survived the crash. John Wayne Gibbs, 25, of Walton County, was discharged earlier in the week from NGMC, while 21-year-old Ashley Rose was listed in satisfactory condition at NGMC.
The children killed in the crash were identified as Bella Tangredi, 4, and Ryker Gibbs, 1. McConnell and Gibbs are the parents of the 1-year old.
Authorities reported that McConnell was driving east on Ga. 60 when she went off the road while negotiating a left curve. She overcorrected the Mustang twice, traveled across the centerline, spinned out of control off the south shoulder of the roadway, and crashed into a tree with the driver’s side door area.
First responders found the Mustang down an embankment flipped over on its left side.
The two counts of second-degree homicide by vehicle — a misdemeanor — are punishable by up to 12 months in county jail; $1,000 fine, or both, according to Georgia Statute 17-10-3.