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Husband charged in crash that killed new bride

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -

Ryan Quinton, 28, has been charged in connection with a deadly vehicle crash that killed his new bride in December.

Kali Dobson and her new husband, Quinton, were driving from their reception when their car crashed.

Officials say Quinton had swerved the vehicle to avoid striking a dog, lost control and went down an embankment. The Georgia State Patrol charged Quinton with Laying Drags, DUI, Weaving over Roadway, Reckless Driving, and Vehicular Homicide. Quinton was booked into the Cherokee Adult Detention Center where he was released on $25,000 bond.

Video above shows the scene of the crash from December.

Neighbor Chris Thomas said he saw Quinton staggering down the road shortly after the accident. Quinton told Thomas that he couldn't pull Dobson from the wreckage.

"He was distraught, he was hysterical, crying – he wanted to do something but there was nothing he could do," Thomas said.

Friends said that the couple had just left their wedding reception at the Wheeler House.

Dobson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thursday evening, Quinton's attorney released this statement:

Grisham & Poole, PC, is a criminal defense law firm with offices in Canton and Jasper, Georgia, and we have been retained to represent Mr. Ryan Quinton in all criminal matters stemming from the tragic accident that resulted in the death of his bride, Kali Quinton, on December 29, 2013.

We appreciate both the Cherokee and Pickens County DA's Offices and the various law enforcement agencies involved working with us to get Mr. Quinton quickly processed through their detention facilities and back home to his loved ones. The families have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support they have received throughout this ordeal and ask that you continue to keep them in your thoughts.

That being said, Mr. Quinton's arrest only compounds the anguish he has already experienced in dealing with the loss of his wife. As his lawyers, we have advised Mr. Quinton not to discuss the case with anyone, including members of the press. Likewise, the family does not wish to be contacted by members of the media and will not be taking questions regarding Mr. Quinton's arrest. This release is the only statement which will be issued on behalf of Mr. Quinton and his family.

The Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit us from commenting on the evidence of the case or how Mr. Quinton will plea to the charges. Like all persons charged with a crime, Mr. Quinton is presumed to be innocent and we will make every effort to protect his rights and the integrity of the judicial system as the case progresses.

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