Jury selection began this morning in the criminal trial of a man accused of hitting and killing a 42-year-old UNUM employee with his car days before Christmas 2009.
Jeremy Allen Lane, 26, is being tried on charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, false reports and driving under the influence.
Jury selection is in criminal court Judge Don Poole’s courtroom.
Susan Wood was struck while walking to work at Walnut and Fourth streets at 7 a.m. on Dec. 23, 2009. Wood died later that day.
Soon after Wood’s injury, police responded to a carjacking call from Lane at Riverview Grande Apartments off Dallas Road. Police later charged him with false reports for the call.
Lane was employed at the Chattanooga Billiard Club and was driving home after his shift at the time of the accident, according to police.
For more details see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...