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Mother killed in Catoosa County crash, son charged

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. (WRCB) -- A man is charged, following a weekend crash in Chickamauga that killed his mother.

It happened on Lee Clarkson Road Saturday around 6:00 p.m.

The Georgia State Patrol tells Channel 3 Ronald Whittemore was hit in the passenger side, when he pulled out in front of another car near Twin Cedars Road.

Whittemore's mother and passenger, 81-year-old Myrtle Whittemore, was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

The GSP says it's suspected the driver was under the influence of medication, but toxicology reports are pending.

The driver and his mother were both wearing seatbelts, and no other injuries were reported.

Ronald Whittemore faces multiple charges, including homicide by vehicle.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates as they become available.

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