MARIETTA — Dannie Mondor, 52, who is accused of causing a fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate 75 on Saturday, turned himself into the Cobb County jail at 4 p.m. Tuesday and is being held without bond.
Mondor was driving a white and green 1999 Spartan Alpine RV when he changed lanes and hit a white Toyota Camry from behind, Marietta Police Office David Baldwin said, starting a chain reaction that involved seven vehicles.
Mondor has been charged with improper lane change and two felonies for a hit-and-run and first degree vehicular homicide.
Baldwin said police investigators were aware Mondor filed a report with Atlanta Police Department sometime after the wreck occurred Saturday.
“We got in contact with him. A lot of it has been through his attorney,” Baldwin said. “We were able to speak with him once or twice and told him that we needed him to come back up and talk about it.”
Baldwin said the RV was found Saturday afternoon in Cape Coral, Fla., where Mondor, a Canadian citizen, owns property.
According to Baldwin, Mondor was traveling southbound in his RV Saturday at about 1:45 p.m. when he changed lanes and hit the Toyota Camry.
The driver of the Camry lost control of the car, crossed over I-75, and struck a black Toyota Prius, which collided with the median wall and flipped over. A passenger in the Prius, Bradley Braland, 40, of Winter Garden, Fla., was partially thrown out of his vehicle and killed, Baldwin said.
The woman driving the Prius suffered minor injuries and was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. A 4-year-old in the back seat was not injured, Baldwin said.
The crash closed a portion of the southbound lanes of I-75, south of the Delk Road exit, and traffic was backed up past Barrett Parkway, seven miles away.