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Driver who was killed in collision that also killed passenger was DUI from alcohol and drugs

The wreckage of a car in which two men were killed May 21 in Jackson County

By Joe Johnson

The driver of a car involved in a two-vehicle collision in Jackson County three months ago that killed the driver and a passenger in Jackson County was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to a Georgia State Patrol official.

An autopsy determined that Kevin Todd Davis, 46, of Lula had a blood-alcohol concentration of .114 percent on May 21, he failed to yield the right of way to van when making a left turn from U.S. Highway 441 onto South Elm Street in Commerce, said Sgt. First Class Tim Meyer, commanding officer of GSP Troop 32 in Athens, which investigated the collision that killed Davis and his passenger, 42-year-old Jody Buck Garrett of Danielsville, who was married with four children.

Jody Buck Garrett

The autopsy’s toxicology report also indicated that cannabis was present in Davis’ system at the time of the collision, according to Myer.

Neither victim had been wearing a seatbelt, according to GSP, and the 20-year-old woman who was driving the van suffered minor injuries and declined to be taken to the hospital.

Davis “is also the at-fault driver per the investigation,” Myer said. “No charges will be filed against the other driver.”

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