ATLANTA (AP) — A high-ranking Georgia state lawmaker has been indicted on misdemeanor charges alleging he wrongly ignored a fatal hit-and-run crash that his friend called him about as the victim lay dying in a ditch.
Republican state Rep. Trey Kelley was indicted Thursday on a charge of reckless conduct.
Ralph “Ryan” Dover III is accused of calling Kelley instead of 911 after fatally hitting bicyclist Eric Keais in Cedartown.
Keais died in a ditch of his injuries more than an hour after the collision.
Dover was indicted on charges of felony hit-and-run and reckless conduct.
A lawyer says Kelley has been fully cooperative, did nothing wrong and will be vindicated.