Driver In Crash That Killed 13-Year-Old In Bradley County Charged With Vehicular Homicide

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Shawn David Toll
Shawn David Toll

Traffic investigators arrested Shawn David Toll, 39, on Thursday, in connection with a Sept. 20 crash on Brian Circle in Bradley County that took the life of a 13-year-old rear-seat passenger. 

Ciara Alexis Pagan died at the scene of the crash that also injured a 14-year-old girl.

The Bradley County Grand Jury this week charged Toll with vehicular homicide and two counts of reckless endangerment by a deadly weapon.

He was driving when the Ford Mustang went out of control in a curve, left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Speed and intoxication were cited as factors in the crash.

Toll was hospitalized for his injuries.  A 13-year-old girl in the vehicle was not injured.   

Toll was booked into the Bradley County Jail where his bond has been set at $500,000.

Sheriff Jim Ruth reminded motorists to exercise extra caution while traveling over the upcoming holidays. He said Ms. Pagan is one of seven lives lost in traffic crashes this year in Bradley County.

“Our deputies are working hard to keep the fatality count from going higher for the remainder of this year. We are asking for the public to do their part by slowing down, watching out for other motorists, and never getting behind the wheel while impaired,” said Sheriff Ruth.  

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