Metro officers Monday night arrested a Madison woman in connection with Friday’s hit & run collision on Nesbitt Lane that killed pedestrian Michael Billy Drake.
Ateah M. Williams, 31, is
charged with leaving the scene of a collision involving death (a felony),
attempted aggravated child neglect (a felony) for admittedly driving medicated
with her eight-year-old daughter in the vehicle, driving on a revoked license
(a misdemeanor), failure to render aid (a misdemeanor), and failure to report
the collision (a misdemeanor). The investigation is continuing. A
vehicular homicide prosecution remains possible.
Williams is accused
of striking Drake, 52, with her Saturn Vue SUV as he walked in the grass
alongside Nesbitt Lane at 5 p.m. Friday. Williams called police Saturday
morning to say that she believed she was the person being sought in the hit
& run. During an interview, Williams claimed to have blacked out
while driving. She admitted to taking medication that makes her drowsy.