Laquadre Vontez Walker remains in the Cobb jail without bond on several felony charges, including feticide by vehicle and insurance fraud after police say he caused a wreck at South Cobb Drive and King Springs Road by driving on the wrong side of the road, killing his wife’s unborn baby.
Jail records show Walker, 28, lives in Temple in Carroll County.
The wreck took place just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 6, but a warrant for Walker’s arrest was not issued until April 11.
Police say Walker was driving his white 2012 Volkswagen Jetta on the wrong side of South Cobb Drive near Kings Springs Road when he collided with a Dodge van. According to the arrest warrant, Walker was driving at 53 mph in a 40 mph zone, although he was “actually on the wrong side of the road which would make his legal speed 0 mph.”
The driver of the Dodge van suffered a broken sternum, a broken ankle and a broken leg that “protruded out of the skin,” police said.
Walker’s license had been suspended, according to the warrant, for previous convictions including two controlled substance violations, one in September 2005 and another in February 2006.
He faces additional charges of misdemeanor obstruction and felony insurance fraud after police say he lied to them and his insurance company, Georgia Farm Bureau, stating his wife was driving the car at the time of the crash.
Walker’s wife, Amanda Marie Walker, has also been charged with obstruction and fraud and is accused of collaborating in that lie. She has been released from jail on a $5,000 bond.