Driver indicted in fatal

By Linda Looney-Bond


A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a Stockbridge woman in the May 2007 hit-and-run death of a Union City man on Interstate 285.

Jane Anna Gould, 67, was indicted Wednesday, in the death of Terry Hayes, 49.

According to an arrest warrant, Gould struck Hayes with her 1998 Toyota Camry, May 8, as she drove down the emergency lane on I-285 east near Clark Howell Highway in College Park.

According to a police report, witnesses intervened. The report says Gould's "gold in color Camry had been stopped by other witnesses ... further east on I-285," before an officer arrived.

Police responded to the scene and arrested Gould. The incident happened around 3 p.m., according to court records.

Gould told police on the scene that she hit a truck with the right side of her vehicle, and that she "stopped on the ramp to Clark Howell Highway ... as soon as she could," according to the police report.

Hayes, who was a passenger in a truck driven by his brother, was standing in the emergency lane checking on a flat tire when he was hit, according to court records.

Hayes was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and was pronounced dead on May 9.

Gould is charged with homicide by vehicle, hit and run, reckless driving, and driving in an emergency lane, the indictment states.

Gould's bond was set at $21,500 on July, 13, 2007.

Gould's attorney, Ricky Morris, did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Prior to the 2007 incident, Gould was cited for striking a parked vehicle and fined $150 in November of 2005, according to court records. In October of 2006, she was cited for following a vehicle too closely and fined $103.