Lawyer: Hit-and-run charge not warranted in Cobb County crash - CBS46 News

Lawyer: Hit-and-run charge not warranted in Cobb County crash

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

The lawyer for a motorist accused of hit-and-run and vehicular homicide on I-75 in Marietta says his client did stop after a deadly chain-reaction accident and gave a statement to police in Atlanta, a few miles south of the crash site.

Lawyer Scott Semrau said Dannie Albert Mondor, 52, provided the Atlanta officer with information about the crash and his personal information. Semrau called the charges the result of a lack of communication between the two departments.

Mondor turned himself into police on Tuesday.

Police said Mondor caused the crash that left a father dead, damaged several other cars and backed up traffic on I-75 south for miles on Saturday.

Mondor, of Canada, who also has property in Cape Coral, FL, was driving an RV that day.

Bradley Braland, 40, of Winter Garden, FL, was killed after being partially ejected from the passenger side of a black Toyota Prius that was part of the seven car wreck, Marietta police said. Braland was not wearing his seatbelt, but his wife, who was driving, and 4-year-old son, who was in the back seat, were buckled up and survived.

Marietta police believe Mondor may have made an improper lane change, hit one car that sent it spinning into Braland's car, and then continued driving.

Mondor has been charged with improper lane change, felony hit-and-run, and felony first degree homicide.

The accident shut down several lanes for hours, backing up traffic for nearly seven miles.

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