Twenty-one-year-old Genesis Lugo has been charged in relation to a fatal accident that led to a teen being thrown from his motorcycle last month.
She turned herself in to the authorities at Cobb County Adult Detention Center on Wednesday and is now facing charges of second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield.
Both are second-degree misdemeanor charges. Lugo was released from jail after paying bail of $2,970 bail, according to information from the Cobb Sheriff’s Office.
Records show Lugo was booked a little after 9 p.m. on Wednesday and released around two and a half hours later.
Back on February 24, 18-year-old Cameron Clason was riding his Suzuki SV650 motorcycle west on Alabama Road when he was hit by Lugo’s Nissan Altima and thrown from his bike.
Lugo was making a left turn onto Old Mountain Park Road from Alabama Road eastbound when the accident occurred.
According to the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department Sgt. Wayne Delk, the teenager was taken to Wellstar North Fulton Hospital where he was eventually pronounced dead.
Lugo did not need medical attention at the scene of the crash.
According to a GoFundMe page set up for Clason, he was a senior at River Ridge High School and he worked as a server at Olive Garden in Canton.
Friends, relatives, and well-wishers have raised nearly $10,000 to help his mother Candace pay for his medical and funeral expenses.
Clason was remembered for his laughter and smile and his ability to light up a room no matter what mood he was in.
If you lost a loved one in a road accident, you may be entitled to file a claim for wrongful death. A Georgia car accident lawyer can give you valuable advice and representation.