Man Arrested For 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide In Death Of VSU Student

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lohmar | Source: Facebook
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News Release: Valdosta Police Department

On Monday, February 10, 2014 an arrest warrant was issued on Michael Laslie for Homicide by Vehicle in the 2nd Degree, which is a misdemeanor, for the traffic accident which led to the death of Elizabeth Lohmar.

Laslie turned himself in at the Lowndes County Jail this morning.

By: Joe Hellriegel
February 8, 2014 - 1:30pm

Valdosta, GA - The Valdosta police department has confirmed to WCTV that Elizabeth Lohmar has died.

Discussions on further charges for the driver of the vehicle, Michael Laslie, will take place with the District Attorney's office.

By: Joe Hellriegel
February 6, 2014, 6pm

A Valdosta State University student is recovering, after being hit by pick-up truck while crossing North Patterson Street.

The student is being identified as 21-year-old Elizabeth Lohmar.

When Lohmar was crossing the street, the driver hit her and stopped to help.

"Had a traffic accident at the intersection of North Patterson and College Street. A motorist was turning south onto Patterson Street and struck a pedestrian that was in the crosswalk," said Lt. Aaron Kirk, Valdosta Police Department.

Valdosta State University student, Elizabeth Lohmar, was hit by Michael Laslie, who was driving a Chevrolet Silverado on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Valdosta Police Department, Lohmar had the green signal to cross the street when she was hit. The driver is being charged with Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk.

"No indication of any drug abuse or alcohol or anything. It's just an accident, a case of the driver not seeing the person coming through the cross walk," said Lt. Kirk.

Lohmar was transferred to South Georgia Medical Center ER. She suffered internal injuries and had a lung removed. She is in critical but stable condition. The Valdosta Police Department is reminding everyone to be extremely careful when it comes to pedestrians and crosswalks.

"Being a college campus, we have a lot of pedestrians, a lot of students. For the most part they stay in the crosswalks, but we need motorists to be careful in that area, slow down, pay attention to where you're going and watch what you're doing," said Lt. Kirk.

Lohmar suffered broken bones as well.

The driver Michael Laslie was not arrested, but was issued a citation.

News Release: Valdosta Police Department

Valdosta, Ga. -- The pedestrian struck in yesterday’s accident was Elizabeth Lohmar, 21 years of age, a VSU student from Lawrenceville, GA.

The Valdosta Police Department was advised that Lohmar suffered some internal injuries and is in critical, but stable condition.

News Release: Valdosta Police Department

Valdosta, Ga. -- On February 5, 2014 at approximately 12:37 PM the Valdosta Police Department responded to a traffic accident at the intersection of N. Patterson Street and E. College Street involving a motorist striking a pedestrian.

According to the officers on scene, a white female, 21 years of age, was crossing in the crosswalk with the proper pedestrian light, and was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado, which was turning south on N. Patterson Street.

The Silverado was being driven by Michael Laslie, 21 years of age, Valdosta resident. Laslie is being charged with Failure to Yield to Pedestrian in a Crosswalk. The victim, whose name is not being released pending contact with family, was transported to the SGMC ER, and is believed to have multiple broken bones and possible head trauma. No further information is available at this time.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

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