ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state lawmaker indicted on a misdemeanor charge related to a 2019 fatal hit-and-run crash is stepping down from his leadership post but remaining in the state House.
Republican state Rep. Trey Kelley had been majority whip, the fourth-ranking member among House Republicans. Kelley gave up the leadership post Thursday.
He represents parts of northwest Georgia. He was indicted in December for reckless conduct.
The charge alleges Kelley wrongly didn’t report a fatal 2019 hit-and-run crash that his friend called him about as the victim lay dying. Kelley denies wrongdoing.
The Republican’s wife also filed for divorce in May. House Republicans will elect a successor.