The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On October 21, 2015, Towns County Dispatch received a 911 call at 4:19pm regarding a motor vehicle accident on Hwy. 75 North / Bell Creek Rd. near the Hiawassee Animal Hospital.
The driver of the vehicle at fault was Brent Brandon Hinnant, age 27 of Hayesville, NC. The passenger, his mother, Terri Hinnant, age 60, succumbed as a result of the accident. According to Towns County Sheriff's deputies on scene initially, the vehicle driven by Hinnant appeared to have been traveling south on Hwy. 75 North.
The driver of the second vehicle was David Bradshaw, age 30 of Hiawassee, Ga. It appeared to initial deputies on the scene that Bradshaw was traveling north on Hwy. 75 North.
Brent Hinnant was arrested and booked into the Towns County Detention Center on the following charges:
Homicide by Vehicle 1st Degree;
1 count of Drug Related Objects;
Failure to Maintain Lane;
Serious Injury by Vehicle, and
Driving on an Expired License.
The Georgia State Patrol handled the accident investigation.
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