Thomson woman charged with Vehicular Homicide in death of 82-year-old man

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – A Thomson woman is behind bars for allegedly killing a man after hitting him head-on in a crash.

The incident happened December 8th, 2023.

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Reports say 32-year-old Brittany Hodges was driving west on I-20 when she hit the medal cable then continued on into traffic heading eastbound on the interstate. Police say she crossed 2 lanes of traffic and hit 82-year-old Eugene Hester head-on. He died from his injuries

A toxicology report revealed that Hodges had several drugs in her system including:

  • Methadone

  • Amphetamine

  • Methamphetamine

  • Lidocaine

  • Citalopram

She’s been charged with:

  • Homicide by Vehicle in the 1st Degree

  • Possession of Schedule II Drugs

  • Failure to Maintain Lane

  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

  • Reckless Driving

  • Driving while Unlicensed or Expired License

Hodges remains in the Columbia County Jail.

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