A Wilkinson County woman has been charged in the death of her boyfriend, who was killed Sunday morning while he was driving a riding lawn mower on a rural Middle Georgia highway.
Angel Deanna Durden, 37, was charged Monday with first degree vehicular homicide in connection with the fatal crash Sunday that killed her boyfriend, 39-year-old Christopher Clint Young, Sheriff Richard Chatman said.
Young was driving a Craftsman riding lawn mower east on Ga. 96 about 4 a.m. Sunday. He was said to have been on the way home from a friend’s house. That’s when Durden, driving a compact Toyota, hit the Craftsman mower from behind, the sheriff said.
The crash happened about quarter-mile from a house the couple shared in the 7100 block of Ga. 96, just south of Irwinton.
After the crash, Durden climbed out of her overturned car and walked home, Chatman said. “Her daughter actually called 911.”
Chatman said Durden told sheriff’s deputies that she had gone out to look for Young.
“She would have to have met him coming back toward where they lived at,” Chatman said. “At some point in time, she turned around and I don’t know, for whatever reason, she struck him in the rear.”
Durden smelled of alcohol, so state troopers tested her breath for alcohol, Chatman said.
Results of a blood test were pending.
“There could be some more charges coming,” Chatman said.