Woman turns self in after allegedly striking, killing pedestrian

Published 12:43 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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28-year-old Ashley Glenn faces vehicular homicide charge in death of 54-year-old Ethelene Lewis


Cordele police officers initiated an investigation into a deceased person found off of the roadway on Monday, September 9th in the 1600 block of south Joe Wright Drive. It was determined that a vehicle versus pedestrian accident had occurred and the vehicle involved left the scene. The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team out of Valdosta responded and their investigators are leading the investigation into the fatal crash.

Cordele Police Chief Lewis Green identified the driver in the fatal crash as 28-year-old Ashley Glenn of Cordele, who turned herself in to police Tuesday, September 10.

Glenn was taken to the Crisp County Detention Center and charged. Arrest warrants were issued for Homicide by Vehicle in the 1st Degree (Felony) and Hit and Run; Duty of Driver to Stop At or Return to Accident (Felony). Glenn also received a citation for Violation of License Restrictions.

The victim was identified as 54-year-old Ethelene Lewis of Cordele. Lewis’ family has been notified.

Chief Green states, “This is a tragedy for our community. Ms. Lewis was a part of our community and was frequently seen walking up and down Joe Wright Drive. I send my condolences to her family.”

This case is still being investigated and the Cordele Police Department asks that anyone with information about this crash contact the primary investigator, Senior Trooper William Cope at the GSP SCRT office in Valdosta at 229-386-3333 or they can call the Cordele Police Department at 229-276-2921.