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Man charged with vehicular homicide bonded out
Steven Scott Taylor
Steven Scott Taylor turned himself into the Newton County Jail on Nov. 27. - photo by Submitted Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. — A 39-year-old man charged with homicide by vehicle in the second degree was bonded out of the Newton County Jail on Nov. 28.

Steven Scott Taylor of McDonough was involved in a Nov. 23 car accident that killed one woman. 

Taylor was traveling southbound on Dixie Road in a Ford F150 and lost control of his vehicle, according to the Georgia motor vehicle crash report. The report stated he drove into oncoming traffic and crashed into a Mazda 2.

The driver of the Mazda 2, 69-year-old Elaine Smith, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Piedmont Newton, where she passed away. Her 45-year-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the accident and was transported to Piedmont Walton Hospital in Monroe.

There were three witnesses at the scene of the accident, according to the report. Two of the witnesses said Taylor was following Smith too closely and tried to pass when the collision occurred.

Taylor was at fault for driving on the wrong side of the roadway and passing on a double yellow line, according to the report. He was charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle, driving on the wrong side of the road and passing in a no-passing zone.

Taylor turned himself in to the Newton County Jail on Nov. 27 and served one day before he was bonded out.