Tela Wood

A Madison County woman faces charges stemming from a Hwy. 98 wreck that killed her infant son and seriously injured her other two children, ages 5 and 8.

The 5-year-old is being treated at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta with life-threatening injuries.

Tela Wood, 34, Hull, turned herself in to the Madison County Sheriff's Office Nov. 27 and was released on an $18,500 bond. Wood, who was also injured in the accident, faces a charge of homicide by vehicle in the first degree for the death of her 5-month-old son, Charles M. Wood Jr. She has also been charged with two felony counts of serious injury by vehicle, misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI)/drugs and failure to yield the right of way.

The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Nov. 19 when Wood turned her 1998 Toyota 4Runner in front of a 1998 Peterbilt truck driven by a Carlton man, who was not injured in the accident.


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