Bond has been denied for a Springfield man accused of vehicular homicide in a June 2010 fatal crash.
Robbie Stone, 20, is in the Effingham County Jail after he turned himself into sheriff’s deputies late Tuesday afternoon. The Georgia State Patrol has charged Stone with two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide in a single-car accident that killed Whitney Newman and Neil Morgan.
"Though homicide by vehicle in the first degree is a bondable charge in this court, there were details of the accident and surrounding circumstances that were not available at this time to determine bond," Effingham County Magistrate Judge Scott Hinson. " Mr. Stone was advised to instruct his attorney to petition Superior Court to determine his bond issue."
According to the Georgia State Patrol, warrants for Stone’s arrest were taken out April 30. Stone also is charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. The charges were filed following the completion of the follow-up investigation by the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team from Reidsville, State Patrolspokesman Gordy Wright said.
The crash occurred around 2:50 a.m. June 27, 2010, on Stillwell-Clyo Road. Stone, 18 at the time, was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Tracker. He lost control and the vehicle overturned, ejecting all six occupants.
Newman was killed in the crash, and Morgan was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center. He succumbed to his injuries three days later.
Newman and Morgan were 17 years old at the time of the crash.
Stone and the other three passengers in the vehicle also were injured in the wreck.
Stone was the oldest person in the vehicle. The others were no older than 17 years of age.