Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Lilburn Accident

James Earl White, 73, was charged with vehicular homicide following a fatal car accident in Lilburn on Sunday.

James Earl White, 73, of 1794 Harrogate Court, Grayson, was charged Monday with vehicular homicide and failure to obey stop sign following a traffic fatality in Lilburn on Sunday. Shirley Jones, 86, of Norcross died in the accident.

According to the report from Gwinnett County Police Department, White, driving a 2005 Lincoln Navigator, was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Louis and Killian Hill roads in Lilburn at about 1:46 Sunday.

Jones, driving a 1992 Geo Prizm, was traveling north on Killian Hill Road when White pulled out in front of her, causing a collision. White and his passenger were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with minor injuries. Jones was transported to Eastside Medical Center, where she died as a result of her injuries.

It is reported that neither alcohol nor speed were considered a factor in this accident. White turned himself into the Gwinnett County Detention Center at 10:49 a.m. on Monday morning and was released immediately on $5,900 bond.

Connie Stephens December 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Retest elderly drivers!
Mary Loftus December 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM
That is a bad intersection, I saw another accident there just a week before. It is tricky because you think you can pull out into the far right lane on Killian Hill from Louis, but sometimes cars are turning right and stay in that lane instead of keeping to the center lane. Also, it is really difficult to turn left there. Perhaps the configuration of that intersection could be examined by the traffic planners of Gwinnett?


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