A 21-year-old Madison County man faces a vehicular homicide charge for the Oct. 2 accident that claimed the life of Stephan Briggs of Royston.
Gary Mathew Roberts, Danielsville, was also charged with driving under the influence, driving too fast for conditions, reckless driving, and open container, seatbelt and tire violations.
According to the Athens post of the Georgia State Patrol, Roberts was driving east on Rock Quarry Road in Madison County around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 2 when he lost control of his 1997 Chevy Tahoe on a curve. The vehicle overturned and struck a tree. Roberts was also seriously injured in the accident.