Mother in jail without bond for Chatham Co. crash that killed 12-year-old son

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A mother facing charges for a crash that cost her 12-year-old son’s life is now behind bars.

Madrina McCay did not appear in person for her court appearance Wednesday, rather from the Chatham County jail. She was booked there on Tuesday after recovering at a hospital from Monday morning’s crash.

The 41-year-old is accused of driving under the influence with her son in the vehicle.

According to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), just after 7:30 a.m. Monday, McCay drove her vehicle off of the roadway on Johnny Mercer Boulevard and crashed into a tree.

The Chatham County Police Department closed Johnny Mercer Boulevard for several hours Monday as authorities responded to the scene. The roadway was reopened around noon.

McCay now faces several charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving, speeding and failure to maintain lane.

Her next court date is scheduled for Sept. 15.

Madrina McCay, 41 (photo: Chatham County Jail)

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page launched to help with funeral expenses for the 12-year-old has exceeded its $17,000 fundraising goal.

Organizers identified the boy as Logan McCay. He apparently lived with his father and brother but had been visiting with his mother when the crash occurred.

“This child was a bright light in the world,” the fundraising page reads. “He loved his family, his friends, and all types of creatures with scales or fur. His mind was quick and he was a joy to be around. The world is a darker place without him.”

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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