Police ID driver in fatal hit-and-run
by Hannah Morgan
October 28, 2013 11:00 PM | 3453 views | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Police have identified the driver of the RV involved in Saturday’s fatal hit-and-run car crash as Dannie Mondor, 52, a Canadian citizen who owns property in Cape Coral, Fla.

Mondor was driving the white and green 1999 Spartan Alpine RV with Florida tags when he changed lanes and hit a white Toyota Camry from behind, police said, starting a chain reaction that left a 40-year-old man dead and backed up traffic for seven miles.

Mondor has been charged with improper lane change, felony hit and run and felony first-degree vehicular homicide, said David Baldwin of the Marietta Police.

The current warrant for Mondor has no bond and a nationwide extradition clause added, Baldwin said.

Police said they have spoken with Mondor over the phone and made him aware of the charges, and he has been encouraged to turn himself in within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Mondor’s location is unknown and the Florida tags on his RV, which read BZR-W69, have been flagged in a national database for law enforcement, Baldwin said.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Mondor and/or his RV are asked by police to contact Officer Nickolas Serkedakis at (770) 794-5362.

According to police reports, Mondor was traveling southbound in his RV Saturday at about 1:45 p.m. when he changed lanes and hit the left side of a white Toyota Camry.

The driver of the Camry lost control of the car, crossed over I-75, and struck a black Toyota Prius, which struck the median wall and flipped over. A passenger in the Prius, Bradley Braland, 40, of Winter Garden, Fla., was partially thrown out of his vehicle and killed.

The Camry also hit two other vehicles, Baldwin said.

The woman driving the Prius suffered minor injuries and was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

A 4-year-old in the back seat was not injured, Baldwin said.

The RV may have traveled to Florida, Baldwin said, but anyone who observes the vehicle or has any information on the crash is asked to contact the local police.

The crash closed a portion of the southbound lanes of I-75 Saturday afternoon, south of the Delk Road exit, and traffic was backed up past Barrett Parkway, seven miles away.



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October 29, 2013
Not to discount the stupidity of the RV driver, but if the passenger in the Prius had been wearing his seat belt, he would be here today.
marta's dangerous!!
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October 29, 2013
I wonder if the deceased and injured parties thought they were being safer by avoiding public transit?

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