Homicide charge is updated
By Patrick Yost
Jacob Wayne Steen, Jr. faces two homicide by vehicle charges after results from a Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) toxicology report stated that Steen had several different narcotics in his system at the time of a fatal accident. Results, reports state, are “indicative for cocaine… common opiods…” Tests results for alcohol were negative.
Steen, driving a Chevrolet Suburban, allegedly crossed over the centerline of U.S 441 on Saturday, March 22 and struck a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Misty Kirby, a 31–year–old Royston woman. Kirby’s 72–year–old mother and 11–year–old nephew died in the wreck.
According to Sgt. Jim Foskey, commander, Georgia State Patrol Troop 8, Georgia State Patrol officials were awaiting the results of a state toxicology test before finalizing charges against Steen, 27.
Foskey said the charges are both felonies. Steen was also charged with possession of dangerous drugs, drugs not kept in original container, failure to maintain lane and driving on the wrong side of the road. The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m.