Houston & Peach

Warner Robins woman indicted on vehicular homicide, drunken driving charges

Carol Ann Van Nostrand
Carol Ann Van Nostrand

A Warner Robins woman has been indicted on three counts of vehicular homicide in connection with a July 10 crash.

Carol Ann Van Nostrand, 53, was also indicted Tuesday by a Houston County grand jury on three counts of driving under the influence and one count of following too closely.

Pamela “Pam” Mobley Banks, 50, of Fort Valley, was killed in the 9:10 p.m. crash that Monday night.

Banks was driving a 2013 Smartcar ForTwo in the right westbound lane of Watson Boulevard near the intersection of North Briarcliff Road when she was hit from behind by Van Nostrand’s 2006 Acura RSX, according to a Warner Robins police news release.

Banks’ vehicle rolled forward, jumped the curb, hit a support pole and rolled over.

Van Nostrand was injured and treated at Houston Medical Center.

In addition to alcohol, Van Nostrand was also under the influence of diazepam and nordiazepam, according to the indictment.

The indictment did not state Van Nostrand’s blood alcohol level at the time of the crash, just that it was at or over the legal limit of .08 grams.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser