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Man charged with homicide for teen's death
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The pickup that Larry Walk and Cody Dalton Chaney were riding in flipped into a ditch when it was struck by Jonathon Goode’s Chevy Tahoe. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Jonathon Goode, 22, was charged last Friday with homicide by a vehicle in the first degree for his involvement in a wreck that killed a Jesup teenager earlier this year.
According to information provided by Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Jamie Wilson, Goode was driving a 2002 Tahoe on May 30 when he struck a 1993 Toyota pickup driven by Larry Walk of Jesup. Walk and his stepson, Cody Dalton Chaney, 17, were driving west on Highway 23 toward Jesup when Goode’s Tahoe struck the rear of the pickup, causing it to flip over the guardrail and land upside down in a water-filled ditch, trapping Walk and Chaney.
Units from the Ludowici Police Department, the Long County Sheriff’s Department and the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department lifted the overturned vehicle and removed the teen, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Walk and Goode were given alcohol and drug tests, which were turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The bureau’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team and the Georgia State Patrol continued the investigation.
Last week, Goode’s test results were turned over to LCSD Sheriff Cecil Nobles, who said the results showed Goode tested positive for fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, and alprazolam, also known as Xanax. Warrants were filed by the GSP charging Goode with vehicular homicide and several other charges.  
According to the accident report at the GSP post in Hinesville, the other charges were reckless driving, speeding, driving under the influence, failure to maintain a lane, following too closely, serious injury by a vehicle and possession of marijuana.
Goode is already incarcerated on other charges stemming from a Sept. 23 incident. The LPD charged him with possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance schedule 4 Xanax, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, obstruction of a law enforcement officer while doing his duty and interference with government property.
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