A man faces charges including vehicular homicide after state troopers say he slammed into the back of a car early Sunday morning, killing a Statesboro woman.
Kathleen Moon, 54, while working her delivery job, was driving on Fair Road around
3:40 a.m. Sunday, traveling south in the left lane, when she was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Keegan Matthew Fahey, 24, said Georgia State Patrol Post 45 Trooper Jamey Holloway.
Upon impact, Fahey’s truck became attached to Moon’s Dodge Neon, and the two vehicles traveled over 300 feet off the roadway before the car, pushed by the truck, struck a tree, he said.
Moon, of a Cody Lane address, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Fahey, uninjured, refused medical treatment, he said.
Moon was a former newspaper delivery carrier for the Statesboro Herald and was working for another company, delivering their product at the time of the accident, according to Darrell Elliot, circulation director for the Herald.
Elliot said he was told Moon planned to retire at the end of the month.
Holloway said alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash, which remains under investigation as troopers await blood test results.
Charges against Fahey, of a Southbend Drive address in Statesboro, include first-degree homicide by vehicle (felony), DUI/less safe and reckless driving, according to booking records at the Bulloch County Jail.
Further charges are yet to be determined, Holloway said Monday.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.