New indictment issued for fatal wreck case


CAIRO — A Grady County grand jury has re-indicted a teenager accused of driving recklessly when she was involved in a fatal car accident.

Anna McBride was indicted on two counts of first degree vehicular homicide, one count of reckless driving, one count of speeding, one count of driving too fast for conditions and one count of following too closely.

McBride had previously been indicted on charges of felony vehicular homicide, reckless driving and speeding in May, but her legal counsel attempted to quash the indictment on the grounds that its listed speed limit of 55 mph in the area where the crash occurred was inaccurate.

Pretrial motions were initially set to be heard in August, but the prosecution decided to temporarily halt legal proceedings to reassess the indictment rather than fight the demurrer.

"We wanted to make the language a little more clear in the indictment and we feel much more comfortable now with the indictment that we have," said Joe Mulholland, district attorney.

The new indictment now lists a speed limit of 65 mph in the area where the crash occurred.

McBride's case is slated to go to trial in December.

According to the indictment, McBride was driving 116.8 mph at the time she was involved in a collision that resulted in the death of Thomasville High School senior Levi Knop.

Prosecutors say the two high school students were traveling northbound on Highway 319 the morning of Jan. 29 when McBride struck Knop, 18, in his rear.

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