MACON, Ga. (AP) – A motorist has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash after a tire flew off his pickup truck and fatally struck a woman out walking her dog.
Houston County Sheriff’s Lt. Kent Bankston said 22-year-old Kimberly Touchton was found face down off a road in Macon on Sunday. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The sheriff’s office says investigators found suspect Brian Seth Carmichael’s abandoned pickup down the road with a wheel missing and determined it flew off the vehicle and struck Touchton’s head.
Investigators think Carmichael then called someone to help him escape. He surrendered on Monday.