Driver charged after girl struck, killed by car

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a Douglasville woman faces a court hearing Thursday to face charges of vehicular homicide after a 17-year-old girl was killed after being struck by a car seconds after she got off her school bus.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said Brandy Hart of Douglasville stepped off the bus on Cedar Mountain Road in Douglas County around 7 p.m. Tuesday night. He said she had exited the bus and was crossing the road when she was hit by a Saturn.

Authorities tell WSB Radio the driver of the car, 51-year-old Shirley Barker McManners, was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and failure to stop for a school bus signal. It wasn't known Thursday whether McManners has an attorney in the case.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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