According to the State Attorney's Office:
The six men of a Bay County jury convicted Juliana Ellzey on Wednesday of leaving the
scene of a crash that killed a 26-year-old woman.
Assistant State Attorney Bob Sombathy told jurors in his opening statement that Ellzey,
23, of 6214 Pinetree Ave., Apt. B, was out drinking the night of Jan. 19 and into the morning of
Jan. 20 before driving away from a bar on Thomas Drive in her roommate's vehicle.
A few minutes later she hit Allison Simms as she was walking along Thomas Drive. The
impact left a "body impression" in the hood and killed Simms almost instantly. But Simms' body
became lodged under the vehicle and was dragged for 50 feet. Sombathy said that despite the
violent collision and dragging, Ellzay did not stop. She told police later that she was so drunk
that she didn't know she'd hit someone, but knew she'd hit something.
Circuit Judge James Fensom scheduled sentencing for March 15. Ellzey faces a
maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.