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BREAKING NEWS: Easter 2023 Head On Collision Updated
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Kellie Andresen, age 34 from Griffin, was involved in a head on collision in Pike County on Easter weekend in 2023. After leaving a restaurant at Pike Plaza, she was driving northbound on Hwy 19 in a 2010 Nissan Altima that crossed into the southbound lanes and struck a 2008 Madza 3 head on.

Andrew Hageman of Griffin and his mother Rhonda Hageman of Fitzgerald died as a result of injuries sustained in the wreck. Hageman’s wife and daughter were transported to the hospital by ambulance with minor or visible injury.

Andresen was transported to the hospital by ambulance with serious injury.

The incident report cited drunk driving as a suspected cause of the wreck.

The arrest did not take place until two months later. Pike County Times inquired as to why there was a length of time that lapsed between the incident and the arrest and was advised that Andresen’s injuries from the wreck prevented an immediate arrest.

However, there is more to this case than just the arrest in Pike County.

The Fayette County Arrest

Pike County Times has found that Andresen had a previous arrest on January 24, 2023.

The narrative reads as follows: “On January 24, 2023, officers were dispatched to the incident location in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, it was determined that the offender was passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the roadway. Through investigation at the scene it was determined the driver was impaired. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to Fayette County Booking with the proper citations.”

Andresen was arrested and charged with DUI Alcohol-Refusal, Impeding Traffic Flow, and Open Container.

She was booked by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and was out on bond when the incident occurred in Pike County.

The Pike County Arrest

On June 22, 2023, Andresen was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Homicide By Vehicle 1st degree, Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Alcohol, and Failure to Maintain Lane after causing a head on collision. She appeared before Magistrate Court of Pike County for a bond hearing.

Bond was set at $100,000 for each count of Homicide by Vehicle for a total of $200,000, $1,000 for Reckless Driving, $1,000 for DUI Alcohol, and $1,000 for Failure to Maintain Lane for a total of $203,000.

The District Attorney’s Office objected to bond for Andresen. However, Magistrate Court considered all of the circumstances including Andresens’s rights and past history, the significant likelihood of the defendant posing as a threat to herself or others, and the medical requirements and the availability and/or lack of medical care while she was incarcerated.

Based on the lack of a facility that could accommodate Andresen’s medical requirements, Andresen bonded out of jail with special bond conditions that included house arrest and wearing an electronic monitoring device.

Further conditions include only being allowed to leave her residence to go to and from medical appointments and attend court related matters. No other non-emergency travel is permitted.

Andresen was also ordered not to consume alcoholic beverages nor take any non-prescribed controlled substances, was ordered to submit to random drug testing, and is responsible for paying all fees connected with this electronic pretrial release monitoring.

If there is a violation of these bond conditions or any additional violations of the laws of the State of Georgia, the defendant was advised that she would be returned to the Pike County Jail to await trial on these charges in the Superior Court of Georgia.

The Grand Jury Presentment

Andresen’s case was brought before the Pike County Grand Jury in October of 2023. During the arraignment, she was indicted on the five Pike County charges listed above.

The Grand Jury issued a True Bill on the five charges and also issued a True Bill Bench Warrant that charged Andresen with additional counts of Serious Injury By Vehicle and Aggravated Battery. She was then arrested on the warrants for those charges and was required to go before the judge with regard to bond.

Judge Ben Miller, Jr. then added $47,000 to her bond for these two additional charges bringing her bond to a total of $250,000. All conditions from Andresen’s June 22, 2023 Conditional Bond Order were included as a condition with the additional charges as she bonded out on the two charges.


Andresen remains under house arrest with electronic monitoring at this time. Her case is on an upcoming trial calendar here in Pike County.

Pike County Times has inquired about the case in Fayette County but has not received requested information at this time.

This article will be updated as needed.

[Note from the Editor: This article was updated after several members of the public and Pike County Times readers asked questions about this case after the DUI that occurred on New Year's Day at Pike Plaza. This is an endeavor to treat both cases in the same manner since additional information regarding bond, etc. was available on this case.]

Click here to read the original article: pikecountytimes.com/secondary/wreck4.8.23.html.

Click here to read the interview conducted with Ameripro EMS after the wreck occurred: http://pikecountytimes.com/secondary/ameripro5.5.23.html

Click here to read the article entitled "New Year's Day Wreck At Pike Plaza Claims Life": www.pikecountytimes.com/secondary/wreck1.2.24.html

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