A Rome man faces felony first-degree homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving and another count following a Feb. 3 collision that killed his wife, according to Floyd County Jail records.
Charles Brandon Slaton, 35, surrendered at the county jail. He had been recovering from injuries he sustained in the accident on Ga. 101 near the Silver Creek Mini-Market that Sunday morning.
According to the original report from WRGA, citing Floyd County Police reports:
A 2004 Ford Taurus driven by 35-year old Charles Slaton of Rome was traveling southbound behind a Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey was attempting to turn left into the mini-mart, and the Taurus tried to pass on the left, traveling into the path of a Ford F-250, which was northbound.
Both vehicles swerved in an attempt to avoid the collision. The Taurus was struck on the passenger side and the truck flipped.
A passenger in the Taurus, 32-year-old Brandy Slaton of Rome, was killed. An 11-year-old in the Taurus was airlifted to the hospital.
Charles Slaton and a 9-year old in the Taurus were taken by ambulance to the hospital. Also, David Gilmer, 58, and 55-year old Debra Gilmer of Aragon, who were in the F-250, were also transported by ambulance to the hospital.