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UPDATE: Husband Indicted In New Bride's Death

Ryan Patrick Quinton of Jasper has been indicted on three counts of homicide by vehicle in the death of his new wife, Kali Shay Quinton, in December.

Ryan Patrick Quinton, 28, of Jasper has been indicted on three counts of homicide by vehicle in the death of his new wife, Kali Shay Quinton, in January. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office
Ryan Patrick Quinton, 28, of Jasper has been indicted on three counts of homicide by vehicle in the death of his new wife, Kali Shay Quinton, in January. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office
The man who has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of his new bride on their wedding night has been indicted for the offense.
 
Ryan Patrick Quinton, 28, was indicted last week by a Cherokee County grand jury on three counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree charges. 

Quinton, who lives in Jasper, was originally charged by the Georgia State Patrol with laying drags, DUI, weaving over roadway, reckless driving and vehicular homicide in the single-vehicle crash that took the of his bride, Kali Dobson Quinton.

"We charged him with vehicular homicide in three alternative ways — DUI per se, DUI less safe and reckless driving," said Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit District Attorney Shannon Wallace. "If he is convicted of all three, he can only be sentenced on one count." 

According to the indictment, Quinton allegedly "intentionally and unnecessarily caused the vehicle he was driving to move in a zig-zag course," forcing the vehicle to venture into the wrong lane.

The vehicle then traveled down an embankment, overturned and Kail Dobson was ejected from the vehicle. 

The Quintons were leaving The Wheeler House where they'd just celebrated their wedding when the husband told authorities he tried to avoid hitting a dog in the roadway along Highway 5 in Ball Ground when he lost control of the vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 

The car, a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, traveled off the road, overturned and ejected Quinton's wife before it came to rest with the woman trapped under the vehicle.

She died at the scene of the accident. 

Last month, Quinton was arrested in Pickens County on driving under the influence, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to drive within a single lane charges. 

That arrested prompted the Cherokee Sheriff's Office to revoke his bond and arrest Quinton on a bench warrant. 

Kerry Walker June 18, 2014 at 08:17 AM
What kind of heartless humans would put this man through this and add to his nightmare? Cherokee County, of course!!!
Sandy Seidl Lime June 18, 2014 at 08:59 AM
Heartless Humans.... Are you kidding me? I am sorry, but he deserves what he gets. Kali was a beautiful, strong, compassionate young lady. If he would not have been reckless driving this horrific accident could have been avoided. Than months later her gets pulled over AGAIN for a DUI. Some Assholes never learn.
Maria A. June 18, 2014 at 12:11 PM
I have a cousin who lived through the same thing. A little prison time did wonders to reform his drinking and outlook on life. He is now a successful businessman and has a family. He had time to reflect on his stupidity. Wish these guys would learn from the mistakes of others so they don't think they have to make the same mistakes themselves. Hopefully this young man will turn his life around while he serves time. Wish the young woman had said NO when riding with someone who was drag racing. Her choice proved fatal. This happens far too often.
Meghan Courtright June 18, 2014 at 12:24 PM
"Quinton, who lives in Jasper, was originally charged by the Georgia State Patrol with laying drags, DUI, weaving over roadway, reckless driving and vehicular homicide in the single-vehicle crash that took the *life* of his bride, Kali Dobson Quinton." Is her name Dibson or Dobson? Also, what does 'laying drags' mean?
courtney frazer July 09, 2014 at 07:01 PM
"drag racing"

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