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Husband charged in horrific crash that killed wife hours after wedding
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Husband charged in horrific crash that killed wife hours after wedding

Husband charged in horrific crash that killed wife hours after wedding
The Georgia State Patrol says the couple had just left their wedding reception at the nearby Wheeler House when their sports car veered off the road and rolled down an embankment. Dobson was thrown out.

Husband charged in horrific crash that killed wife hours after wedding

A man charged with vehicular homicide following the death of his bride is out of jail on bond.
 
The deadly crash happened in late December in Cherokee County.
 
The couple had just left their wedding reception when their car veered off the road and rolled down an embankment.
 
The Georgia State Patrol issued a warrant for the arrest of Ryan Quinton earlier this week.
 
Crime lab results show his blood alcohol level on Dec. 29, the night of the crash, was .114. The legal limit in Georgia is .08.
 
Troopers say Kali Quniton and her husband Ryan had just left their wedding reception at the nearby Wwheeler House when their sports car veered off Ball Ground Road and rolled down a steep embankment, trapping Kali underneath.
 
Channel 2 Action News talked to Chris Thomas who witnessed the horrific crash.
 
"I'm thankful I didn't see anything other than the car," Thomas told Channel 2’s Tom Regan.
 
Thomas said he saw Quinton stumbling along the side of the road and called 911.
 
"He was shaken up. He wasn't making a whole lot of sense. He was hysterical," Thomas said.
 
Thomas said the hardest part for him was seeing the wedding party show up and learning what happened.
 
"They still had their bridesmaid's gowns on and they were all dressed up for a party," Thomas said.
 
Cherokee County deputies told Regan that Quinton turned himself in Wednesday morning, nearly two months after the crash.
 
Investigators told said he initially told them he swerved to avoid a dog on the road. They have charged him with DUI, vehicular homicide and other charges.
 
Ryan Quinton is originally from Jasper. A judge released Quinton on $25,000 bond Wednesday night.

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