VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police Department released the following statement this morning:
Update: On Monday, February 10, 2014 an arrest warrant was issued on Michael Laslie for Homicide by Vehicle in the 2nd Degree, which is a misdemeanor, for the traffic accident which led to the death of Elizabeth Lohmar. Laslie turned himself in at the Lowndes County Jail this morning.
Original Media Release:
On February 5, 2014 at approximately 12:37 PM the Valdosta Police Department responded to a traffic accident at the intersection of N. Patterson Street and E. College Street involving a motorist striking a pedestrian. According to the officers on scene, a white female, 21 years of age, was crossing in the crosswalk with the proper pedestrian light, and was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado, which was turning south on N. Patterson Street. The Silverado was being driven by Michael Laslie, 21 years of age, Valdosta resident. Laslie is being charged with Failure to Yield to Pedestrian in a Crosswalk. The victim, whose name is not being released pending contact with family, was transported to the SGMC ER, and is believed to have multiple broken bones and possible head trauma. No further information is available at this time.
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.