A Tennessee man has been charged with in a fatal accident that killed his wife.
James Straley, 74, has been charged with second degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield while turning left in the accident, which occurred on Saturday, June 28, the Sandy Springs Police Department said in a press release.
According to the agency, Straley was behind the wheel of a Toyota Avalon and proceeded to turn left onto the Interstate 285 westbound entrance ramp from the northbound side of Roswell Road. The Toyota veered into the path of a Nissan Pathfinder, which was occupied by 44-year old Shannon Latrice Zachary of Decatur.
The Pathfinder collided with the passenger side of the Toyota where Ailsie Straley, 75, was seated.
The woman, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, was transported to Northside Hospital. On the way to the hospital, however, the woman went into cardiac arrest and died.
An investigation determined Straley failed to yield to the Pathfinder as he entered the dedicated left-turn lane from Roswell Road.
Straley has been escorted to the city of Alpharetta Jail in order to post bond.
According to Ailsie Straley's obituary, the Straleys lived in Kingsport, Tennessee, and a funeral service will be held on Thursday.