COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Canadian driver of an RV involved in a fatal accident on I-75 in Marietta last Saturday surrendered at the Cobb County Jail Tuesday afternoon.
Dannie Mondor, 52, faces charges of felony vehicular homicide, felony hit and run and improper lane change.
Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin said evidence and witnesses lead them to believe that Mondor drove his motor home into a white Toyota Camry while changing lanes and started a chain reaction involving several vehicles.
Baldwin said the collision caused the Toyota to lose control and slam into a black Toyota Prius, killing 40-year-old Bradley Braland, who was a passenger in the Prius.
Braland's wife, who was driving, and his 4-year-old son survived with minor injuries.
Police claim Mondor left the scene, driving his RV to Florida where he owns property. They tracked him down Monday and he promised to turn himself in. His RV was found by police in Cape Coral, Florida.
When Mondor surrendered Tuesday afternoon, his lawyer told 11Alive a different version of the accident.
Attorney Scott Semrau claimed Mondor saw the accident and stopped farther down I-75 inside the Atlanta city limits.
Semrau said his client told an Atlanta Police Officer he may have been involved in a wreck, but that the officer didn't seem very interested.
Semrau said the Atlanta officer made a report and let Mondor continue on his way.
He said his client was not aware of what had happened or of Braland's death until contacted by Marietta Police later.
Semrau would not say what role Mondor may have had in the accident, but disputed the Marietta Police charge that his client is responsible for Braland's death.
Semrau said Mondor is distraught about what happened and expressed sympathy for the victim's family.