A 22-year-old Summerville man was indicted for vehicular homicide last week, according to grand jury records in Hamilton County, Tenn.
Stephen Jacob McKinney was arrested for allegedly killing his passenger, Brent Thomas Johnson, 24, of Chattanooga.
The crash happened on May 12 near the intersection Noah Reid Road and Shallowford Road in Chattanooga.
McKinney was driving a Ford F-150 truck when he left the roadway and struck a tree. Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced Johnson dead on scene. McKinney was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
McKinney was indicted for vehicular homicide by intoxication, failure to maintain lane and DUI. He allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .20 or more according to the indictment. The drunk level is .08.
Johnson started his career at Nissan of Chattanooga and was a current employee of VW of Chattanooga. He was a 2012 graduate of Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School and had received a certification in auto mechanics from Chattanooga State. He had a six-year-old daughter, Kayanna Johnson.
McKinney is scheduled to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty in Hamilton County Superior Court on Aug. 2 during arraignment.