Homicide by car charges dropped
GSP says reconstruction showed driver was deceased
After further investigation, all charges against 21-year-old Wilford Brandon Williams were dropped once Georgia State Patrol completed a scene reconstruction of the accident that left one dead in the early morning hours of Sept. 15.
GSP originally charged Williams with no seat belts, homicide by vehi- cle in the first degree, improper lane usage and DUI first offense and he was booked into the Newton County Detention Center. Troopers believed Williams had been the driver of the 2006 Pontiac G6 that left the road, hit a mailbox and then a utility pole and flipped on Kirkland Road. Joshua Billups, 21, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Because there was a death, GSPs Specialized Collision and Reconstruction Team (SCRT) were called out to reconstruct the accident — something done any time there is a death or serious bodily harm with criminal charges