DUI driver charged with death of woman, 25

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Matthew G. Sherman arrest. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Matthew G. Sherman arrest. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A Sharpsburg man has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 25-year-old woman in a July 19 single-vehicle accident in Peachtree City.

Matthew G. Sherman, 22, was charged with homicide by vehicle – first degree, DUI, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said officers at 1:40 a.m. responded to the site of the accident on Golfview Drive off Flat Creek Road.

The vehicle left the roadway and was wrapped around a tree, Hyatt said.

The female passenger, 25-year-old Meghan Foos, of Washington state, had to be extricated and was deceased at the scene, Hyatt said.

Hyatt said Sherman sustained minor injuries and was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital and then to the Fayette County Jail.

The July 19 incident represents the third DUI-related fatality in the city in 2022.

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  1. People who drink and drive, or text and drive, or use other drugs and drive and cause accidents need harsher punishments. People get so upset over guns but auto accidents kill many innocent people every day. And if you are drunk or distracting yourself while driving, it is a crime, and NOT an accident in my opinion. I guess she willingly got in the car with him even though he was drunk, but many innocent pedestrians and others in cars don’t get the chance to get away from drunk drivers.