The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lizella man Friday, charging him with vehicular homicide.
According to a sheriff’s office news release, Tod Chandler Freeman II, 28, was driving a red Jeep on Interstate 475 south near mile post 1 where three lanes begin merging into two lanes.
According to the release, witnesses said Freeman attempted to pass several other vehicles in the right lane when he struck the rear of a southbound tractor trailer.
Freeman’s Jeep then struck the guardrail and overturned, throwing his passenger, 34-year-old Jason Dwayne Lineberger of Lizella, from the vehicle. Lineberger was fatally injured and died at the scene, according to Bibb sheriff’s accident investigator Tania Greer.
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Freeman was transported to The Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was listed in stable condition. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.