Wendy Lynn Corn was arrested at 10:35 this morning at her residence by the Georgia State Patrol and is now in custody at the Polk County Jail.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Wendy Lynn Corn, her 9 year old son and her 5 year old daughter were involved in an automobile accident on Young's Farm Road when the vehicle that Corn was driving crashed and overturned shortly after 8 a.m. while Corn was taking her children to school.
The accident took the life of Owen Lee Noah Poole, her nine year old son and injured her five year old daughter.
The daughter was airlifted to Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. The daughter suffered injuries to her arms, face and forehead that required more than than 100 stitches. she is being treated by a neurologist as well as a plastic surgeon.
Owen Lee Noah Poole, age 9, died on the scene. Owen was a 3rd grade student at Young's Grove Elementary School.
Wendy Corn had reportedly told authorities that both children were properly restrained in the vehicle at the time of the accident, however, an accident report from the Georgia State Patrol states that no one in the vehicle was wearing seat belts.
Corn also advised troopers that a red pick up truck coming from the opposite direction had swerved into her lane and caused her to leave the roadway resulting in a crash.
An attorney representing the Corn family issued a release requesting public assistance in locating any witnesses or information leading to the identity of the driver of a red truck that was possibly in the area at the time of the accident.
Corn is now facing charges of:
second degree homicide by vehicle
child restraint violation involving a child under six years of age
child restraint violation involving a child over six years of age
failure to maintain lane.
UPDATE : Judge Cook has set a property bond in the amount of $8100.00.
Three days after the funeral of Owen Lee Noah Poole, Wendy was arrested and charged with battery under the family Violence Act. (click here to view that arrest report)
Owen Lee Noah Poole
(July 10, 2001 - April 13, 2011)
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