Georgia: just a bottle of vodka makes the day go faster on a city garbage truck for Melvin Callahan; charged with DUI when killing his co-worker Derryl Simmons in rollover
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From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A bottle of vodka was found at the scene of a fatal Atlanta garbage truck rollover earlier this month, and investigators blame the driver, police said.
Atlanta public works employee Melvin Callahan, 56, was charged Wednesday with first-degree homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane in the Nov. 2 crash that killed colleague Derryl Simmons.
Simmons, 54, of Decatur, was thrown from the truck and killed when the city garbage truck he was riding in overturned while exiting I-75 southbound at Cleveland Avenue, police said.
Police said the driver, Callahan, swerved as he tried to exit the interstate and lost control of the vehicle.
“Driver 1 changed lanes too rapidly and caused vehicle to swerve,” Atlanta Police accident investigators said in an accident report provided to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Driver 1 over-corrected several times and … lost control of the vehicle.”
Callahan was taken to Grady …..MORE