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Jonesboro woman surrenders in vehicular homicide case

A Clayton County woman has surrendered to local authorities in connection with an automobile wreck that left an elderly woman dead.

Carmen Alicia Hipp, 37, of Jonesboro, is charged with one count of vehicular homicide in the first degree. The charge stems from her alleged involvement in a collision Aug. 20, in McDonough.

According to Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton, Hipp was driving her Honda Accord westbound on East Lake Road, when she allegedly ran a stop sign at its intersection with Ga. Highway 20.

"[Hipp] struck a Dodge Caravan that was traveling north on State Route 20," said Bolton. "The front seat passenger of the Caravan, 82-year-old Martha Corley of Conyers, was killed."

The suspect turned herself in to the Henry County Sheriff's Office Monday. Magistrate Court Chief Judge Robert Godwin said Hipp had been in a hospital prior to her surrender, recuperating from injuries sustained in the incident.

Hipp's bond was set at $10,000 Tuesday, and her case was bound over to Susperior Court.

Her defense attorney, Lee Sexton, could not be reached for comment on the charge against his client.

- Jason A. Smith