COLUMBUS, Ga. – We are following a developing story involving a Richmond County teacher who is accused of striking a teen with his vehicle and driving into a house in Columbus, Georgia. identified as 24-year-old Jonathan Demitres Carr.
The teacher is identified as 24-year-old Jonathan Demitres Carr, who is a teacher at T.W. Josey High School, in Augusta, Georgia.
According to a Columbus Police Department incident report, a 2009 Dodge pickup truck being driven by Carr was traveling westbound on Childress Street and struck a 14-year-old girl then a house at 767 Englewood Drive.
Carr reportedly told deputies he attempted to stop at the stop sign at Englewood Drive but could not stop and he then drove into the residence.
A witness said she saw Carr drive straight through the stop sign and straight into the residence and strike the girl.
The homeowner said he saw a silver Dodge pickup truck drove into his yard and strike his step-daughter and the house. The man said the truck began to back up out of his yard and stop. The man said a black male stepped out of the truck and “all Hell broke loose”.
Another witness said she saw the girl in the yard talking on a cell phone, then the truck drove through the stop sign, struck the girl, and then drove into the residence. The witness said she saw the man step out of the truck and he said, “my bad, is she ok?”
The girl was transported to a hospital with a serious injury to her right foot.
Carr has been charged with DUI, Disregarding a Stop Sign, Leaving the Roadway, No Proof of Insurance, Serious Injury By Vehicle, and Stirking a Stationary Object.
We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.