Grand jury indicts 25-year-old woman for hit and run homicide - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Grand jury indicts woman for homicide by vehicle on Wilmington Island

Posted: Updated:
Jessica Krebs Jessica Krebs
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A Chatham County grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old Savannah woman for a hit and run homicide that occurred on Wilmington Island last November. 

The Chatham County DA announced Wednesday that sufficient evidence was found to indict Jessica Leigh Krebs, 25, for homicide by vehicle and related charges. 

Krebs is charged with the Nov. 28 hit and run death of pedestrian Jonathan Edwards, 35, whose body was found along Johnny Mercer Blvd. near the Turner's Creek Bridge at 1 a.m. 

Testimony in the preliminary hearing indicated that Edwards was walking on the shoulder of the road when he was struck by Krebs, who then fled the scene, according to the DA's office. 

Not long after Edwards body was found, Krebs called police to report her car had been vandalized. 

State chemical testing revealed that Krebs had a Blood Alcohol Content level of .21. 

Krebs is charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, homicide by vehicle – leaving the scene, driving under the influence, hit and run and making false statements.

Copyright 2014 WTOC. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow