The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Woodstock mom and her 19-year-old son in connection with a May 2 head-on collision that killed a Marietta motorcyclist.
Did you witness last month's fatal accident on Bascomb Carmel Road in Woodstock? The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office wants to hear from you. "Witnesses to the accident have given investigators conflicting accounts about the events leading up to the collision," said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. "Traffic investigators are asking any witnesses not previously identified to come forward and contact Major Edward Lacey at 770-345-1700 extension 2." Last month, authorities arrested 19-year-old Giovanni Aragon-Mercado in connection with the fatal accident. Mercado's silver Lincoln Navigator crossed the center line and struck a motorcycle driven by 24-year-old Derrick Ferree of Marietta on Bascomb Carmel Road …
A Woodstock mom and her 19-year-old son were arrested by Cherokee authorities in connection with the Wednesday head-on collision that killed a Marietta motorcyclist.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year-old Giovanni Aragon-Mercado Thursday afternoon in connection with the fatal accident that occurred Wednesday in Woodstock. Mercado's SUV crossed the center line and struck a motorcycle driven by 24-year-old Derrick Ferree of Marietta on Bascomb Carmel Road at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Ferree was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta where he later died from his injuries. Mercado survived with no injuries. "It appears Mercado fell asleep at the wheel," Baker said. Mercado was charged with misdemeanor homicide by vehicle, failure to maintain lane, and violation of license restrictions. Mercado had a …