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Oconee Co. woman indicted for vehicular homicide for DUI wreck that killed Athens girl


Molly Anne Tully

By Joe Johnson

An Oconee County woman on Tuesday was indicted for allegedly causing an alcohol related wreck two years ago that killed a 13-year-old Athens girl by driving the wrong way on the Athens Perimeter.

According to the indictment and the Georgia State Patrol, on the night of Jan. 31, 2021, 27 year old Molly Anne Tully of Station Drive in Watkinsville drove a Hyundai east on the perimeter's outer loop near Mitchell Bridge Road and collided head on with a westbound car in which Kayla Wells was a passenger.

Wells died at the scene and her father, who was driving the car, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, as was Tully.

At the time, Tully's car was being followed by an Oconee County deputy who saw that it was travelling in the wrong direction, according to the State Patrol.

GSP Sgt. First Class Tim Meyer said that THC wax, which is a highly potent cannabis extract, was recovered from Tully’s car, along with a 9mm pistol.

Tully was not immediately arrested due to her injuries.

She currently is free on bonds totaling $5,700, and is scheduled to be arraigned on April 10.

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