Dalton man charged in connection with 2019 crash that killed motorcyclist in Whitfield County
Criminal charges have be taken out on a Dalton man by the GSP SCRT team following a fatal crash that killed a Dalton motorcyclist back in May 2019. Jeffrey Streiff, now 68 of Dalton was booked into the Whitfield County Jail on Tuesday, October 6th, charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle and failure to stop for sign. Under Georgia law O.C.G.A. §40-6-393, second-degree vehicular homicide is a misdemeanor punishable by no more than a year in jail and is a non-intentional death resulting from a traffic violation other than the following DUI, reckless driving, fleeing from police and a several of other violations. According to the crash report from the Georgia State Patrol, On Sunday May 19th, 2019, around 10:40 A.M. Robert "Bobby" Bridges, 38, of Dalton was driving his 2010 Honda Sabre south on Reed Road approaching the intersection of Poplar Springs Road. A 2009 Nissan Versa being driven by Jeffrey Streiff 67 of Dalton was stopped at the stop sign on Poplar Spring Road at Reed Road. Streiff failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign and attempted to cross Reed Road. Bridges struck the Versa in the front left side with its front tire. After the impact. The Versa came to a final uncontrolled final rest on Reed Road facing west. The Sabre traveled to the left side of the roadway coming to an uncontrolled final rest on its left side facing south/west. The area of impact was determined by tire marks, marks on the roadway and vehicle debris and fluids. Bridges was transported by LifeForce to Erlanger where he later passed away that night at Erlanger Medical Center. The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) conducted a forensic reconstruction of the collision.