A Grantville man was arrested and charged with drunk driving for his involvement in a multi-vehicle crash that killed one person. The accident happened on Interstate-85 at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
The police in Coweta County who arrived to the scene of the crash near mile marker 44 were surprised by how many vehicles had been involved in the wreck. According to witnesses and the victims, a man driving a 2004 Ford Super Duty truck was traveling in the Northbound lanes of the highway. By all reports, he was speeding prior to the accident, in poor weather conditions. He was driving behind a Ford Fusion and made no effort to slow down.
The truck smashed into the back of the Ford Fusion, sending it directly into the path of a Lexus ES35. Upon impact, the Fusion caught on fire. Thankfully, rescue crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly. Unfortunately, the woman driving the vehicle was not able to survive her injuries. The 51-year-old woman from Hogansville was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coweta County coroner.
After hitting the Ford Fusion, the driver – 30-year-old Robert Clyde Kittinger – veered left and ended up hitting a Hyundai Santa Fe. Somehow, the driver, who was from Grantville did not suffer any serious injuries. Neither did any of the other victims involved in the crash.
According to the police, Kittinger was drunk at the time of the accident. He was also speeding. So far, he has been charged with a slew of charges, including DUI, open container, and vehicular homicide. Toxicology reports are pending. The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is still investigating the accident. Additional charges may be pending.
If you’re arrested for driving drunk, you need to contact a Georgia DUI lawyer right away.