A woman who caused a four-car crash on Hickory Flat Highway in 2017 that killed 21-year-old Corey Forman pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and reckless driving and received a 15-year sentence.
Wendy Millican, 46, was sentenced on March 25 and will be eligible for parole after four years in prison. She received a 15- year sentence for vehicular homicide, a one- year sentence for reckless driving and must also pay a $1,000 fine.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on March 10, 2017. Millican was driving home from work, traveling west on Ga. Highway 140/Hickory Flat Highway when her vehicle crossed the center line, striking Forman’s Chevrolet Cobalt, which was traveling east. That collision caused Forman’s vehicle to cross into oncoming traffic, where a Jeep Wrangler traveling west crashed into Forman. Millican’s vehicle also struck a Chevrolet Traverse traveling east, causing that vehicle to run off the road and slide down an embankment.
During the course of the incident, Millican never applied her brake, according to evidence retrieved from her car. Blood tests showed Millican to be under the influcence of a number of medications including Diazepam, nordiazepam, oxycodone and buproprion. Millican admitted to investigators that she was fatigued at the time of the crash and had taken pain medications throughout the day.
“When Wendy chose to drive her car the evening of March 10, 2017, she failed to exercise due care. Prescription medications and fatigue impair your ability to drive, just as alcohol does,” said Assistant District Attorney Kelly Chavis, who prosecuted the case. “Wendy chose to drive in an impaired state, and her actions caused the death of a promising young man.”
Forman was a Creekview High School graduate and had been studying information systems at Kennesaw State University. Members of his family gave victim impact statements at the sentencing hearing.
“This case is a prime example of the dangers associated with driving while under the influence of certain prescription medications. It is our hope that Ms. Millican’s guilty plea and sentencing bring the Forman family some peace and closure,” said District Attorney Shannon Wallace.