Man booked for felony vehicular homicide, DUI

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The man involved in a fatal two-car crash in Carrington Woods back in October has arrested and booked at the county jail. 

Contavious Phelps, 23, officially was booked on charges of felony vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving, speeding, serious injury by vehicle and driving on wrong side of the road. The warrants were actually taken two-and-a-half-month ago, but Phelps was recovering from his injuries at an area hospital. Phelps was airlifted away from Lakeside Drive on the evening of the accident with serious injuries.

The passenger in Phelps' Mazda 3i – Chelsea Hurt, 17 – was pronounced deceased at the scene following the two-car accident in the 200 block of Lakeside Drive, which is the main cut-thru road between North Jefferson and North Columbia streets. Hurt was a senior at Baldwin High. She leaves behind her parents, three grandparents, three siblings and a host of other family, according to the obituary. Hurt reportedly was a passenger in Phelps' car when the vehicle crossed over the centerline and collided head-on with a Jeep, according to the MPD press release. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, meanwhile, was identified as 41-year-old Joanna Smith of Milledgeville. A juvenile passenger also was in the Jeep, and both occupants sustained minor injuries, according to the report.

According to an MPD press release:

The preliminary investigation indicated a 2011 Mazda 3i was traveling east on Lakeside Drive, crossed over the centerline and collided head on with a 2020 Jeep Wrangler that was traveling west on Lakeside Drive. The driver of the Mazda has been identified as 23-year-old Contavious Phelps of Milledgeville. Phelps was taken by helicopter to an area hospital with serious injuries. The passenger was pronounced deceased on scene and has been identified as 17-year-old Chelsa Hurt of Milledgeville.


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