RPD: Toxicology reports led to vehicular homicide and other charges filed against a Rome woman; the victim was a passenger in her car.

RPD: Toxicology reports led to vehicular homicide and other charges filed against a Rome woman; the victim was a passenger in her car.

Two months to the day following the fatal accident, a Rome woman was arrested on four charges including vehiclular homicide.

Rome Police Capt. Chris DeHart says toxicology tests taken following the accident were analyzed by the GBI. Once the results were returned, warrants were sought against Michelle Cantu, 49, of Calhoun Avenue, he says.

Her 2006 VW Jetta struck a 2006 Explorer driven by Brittany Allen; Cantu’s passenger, 37-year-old Hector Guzman, was killed while Cantu and Allen both were treated at the hospital, DeHart says.

Cantu also is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, failure to maintain a lane and driving on the wrong side of the road, Floyd County Jail records show. She has since been released.

Guzman died from head and chest injuries at 11:35 that morning, Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor said in an earlier interview.

The accident on March 4 shut down parts of North Avenue near PAWS animal shelter.

 

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