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Driver in fatal Macon wreck turns himself in

A 20-year-old Juliette man who has been missing after a wreck killed a woman in Macon last month turned himself in Wednesday.

Arrest warrants were issued Friday for Robert A. Williams on charges of homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle and hit-and-run stemming from a Feb. 26 accident on Interstate 75 North.

Williams turned himself in at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, prosecutor John Regan said.

Williams appeared before a magistrate judge Wednesday afternoon after entering the courtroom on crutches, wearing a jail jumpsuit.

Regan said Williams suffered an ankle injury in the wreck.

The judge granted Williams a $65,000 bond with the conditions that he can’t drink alcohol, drive or contact the accident victims if he’s released. He also must give his passport to Macon police.

Williams’ lawyer, John Carter, said Wednesday his client planned to post bond. He declined to comment about why Williams didn’t turn himself in sooner.

Authorities were called to the accident scene about 3 a.m. Feb. 26 and discovered seven people were traveling in the truck after leaving the Whiskey River nightclub on Pio Nono Avenue.

At least four of the people were ejected during the crash, according to a Macon police accident report released this week.

Shannon Hendricks, 29, of Culloden, died in the crash.

None of the people was wearing a seat belt, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said at the time.

Only six people were accounted for immediately after the accident. Henry Williams, of Monroe County, was missing.

His brothers, Robert and Saul, who were with him at the time of the wreck, walked away from the accident scene and were picked up by a motorist and taken to a local hospital. Then Friday, police said they were searching for Robert Williams because he was identified by police as the driver and was wanted on various charges related to the wreck.

Information from The Telegraph’s archives was included in this report.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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