Wilbur David Frier Jr, 21 of Centre, was arrested this week for a wreck that resulted in the death of a Rome woman last January.

On Saturday January 27, 2024, at approximately 6:25pm, Rome Police Department officers were dispatched to an accident at the intersection of Highway 27 South and Walker Mountain Road.  Officers were informed that there was entrapment with multiple injuries.

During the investigation by the Rome Police Department Accident Investigation Team, video evidence was discovered which clearly depicts the crash scene in its entirety. This video evidence shows Vehicle 1, driven by George Fowler (with Dee Howell and her husband as passengers), legally entered the intersection in preparation for a left turn. As Vehicle 2, driven by William Frier, approached the intersection, the traffic signal turned red.  Vehicle 2 (driven by Frier) entered the intersection and struck Vehicle 1 as it was completing its left turn.

Frier is charged with 2nd degree homicide by vehicle and failure to yield right of way.