Alpharetta woman killed in Ga. 400 wreck

Brother charged in accident

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ROSWELL, Ga. – A 28-year-old Alpharetta woman is dead after a fatal motorcycle accident Sept. 21 on Ga. 400.

Police say Sarah Howell, 28, from Alpharetta, was the passenger on a motorcycle driven by her brother, David Neil Howell. At 1:30 a.m. the bike hit the median wall of Ga. 400 near Holcomb Bridge Road. Sarah was thrown from the vehicle and hit by a passing motorist. She was killed.

David was thrown from the bike and taken to North Fulton Hospital with minor injuries. When he was released, he was charged with DUI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and violation of his motorcycle instructional permit license. He has also been charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree.

Police say the vehicle that hit Sarah did not stop and is believed to be a black 2005 Jeep Liberty. There should be damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle. A tip Monday led police to find the Jeep and they are interviewing the suspected driver. Charges may be pending.