CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - The woman that turned herself in for a fatal hit and run in Cordele was found not to be the actual driver and more arrest warrants have been issued, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
Ashley Glenn, 28, turned herself in as the driver of the fatal crash that killed Ethelene Lewis, 54. On Wednesday.
Through further investigation and with assistance from the Cordele Police Department, it was found that Travis Waters, 31, was the actual driver in the crash, according to the Department of Public Safety.
“Ms. Ashley Glenn came into the Cordele Police Department on September 10 and admitted that she struck something on Sunday night on the eighth on 11th Avenue in Cordele. Through some further investigation and with some help with the Cordele Police Department, it was determined she gave a false statement and that Travis Waters, her boyfriend, was driving,” said Senior Trooper William Cope.
Warrants were issued for Waters for felony leaving the scene of an accident and felony homicide by vehicle. A warrant for Ashley for felony false statements was also issued.
Cope said Ashley was bonded out the same night after she turned herself in and that her previous charges were dropped Thursday evening before the new ones were added.
Officials said Ashley was given the option to turn herself in.
“I contacted Ms. Glenn by phone and asked her to meet me to turn herself in. She did not show up and since then we have learned they are on the run,” Cope said.
Cordele Police Department officials told WALB News 10 on Tuesday that Waters and Ashley turned themselves in on Friday.
Deborah Glenn, Lewis’ sister, said she had had a bad feeling about what happened to her sister since the accident.
“I said this all along that I feel like something just ain’t right and even more today, I feel like something’s just not right, something isn’t sitting good with my spirit about what’s going on. I think we need more answers,” said Deborah.
The vehicle involved in the crash, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, was seized by the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team as evidence.
Anyone having additional information regarding this investigation, contact Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper William Cope at (229) 386-3333 or email@example.com.