Stephanie Renee Vicente, 35 of Rome, was arrested this week after she was charged with the death of 22 year-old Stephanie Marshall.
Reports said that Vicente was driving a vehicle with an unsecured load with Marshal as a passenger in the back on Burnett Ferry Road April 10th .
Police said that the safety hazard resulted in Stephanie being ejected and in the process suffering massive trauma.
Authorities reported that “Ms. Vicente had the responsibility to realize she was operating a moving motor vehicle with an unsecured load and with a passenger in an unsafe and unlawful manner. Ms. Vicente had the responsibility to operate that vehicle in a safe manner to prevent the unnecessary shift in cargo. The reckless disregard for the safety of her rear occupant ultimately caused the death of Marshall.”
Vicente is charged with homicide by vehicle, reckless driving and unsecured load.