Friday, January 18, 2013
Dakota Waters was a junior at Berkmar High School in Lilburn.
Friday, January 18
Dakota Waters, age 17, of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Dakota was a student at Berkmar High School, Lilburn. He was preceded in death by his Brother: Jeremy Waters; Grandfather: Beeler Waters. He is survived by Father: Jerrell Waters of Lawrenceville; Mother: Jill LeRoy of Las Vegas, NV; Grandmother: Mrs. Inez Waters of Lawrenceville; several aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013, at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please sign the online guest book at www.stewartfh.com (Editor's Note: The funeral for Dakota …
The 17-year-old died after being hit while crossing Lawrenceville Highway on Jan. 16, 2013.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Jorge Quintana, of Gwinnett County Public Schools, confirmed that Dakota Waters was listed as a junior at the Lilburn high school.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is confirming that the teen killed Wednesday in an early morning accident on Lawrenceville Highway is a student at Berkmar High School. Dakota Waters, 17, was listed as a junior at the Lilburn high school, according to Jorge Quintana, a spokesman for Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS.) Reached Thursday afternoon, Quintana said: "The school was notified early yesterday morning that Dakota had passed away. The school district dispatched its crisis team, a group of counselors from schools from throughout the district, to assist classmates and faculty. "The crisis team visited each of Dakota's classes throughout the day to speak with his classmates. They were also available the rest of the day yesterday, as …
Sharon Mitchell-Golden turned herself in to police Thursday morning.
UPDATE, Jan. 17, 2 p.m.: School district confirms the victim of a fatal Wednesday morning accident was listed as a junior at Berkmar High. ----------- The driver in a fatal Wednesday morning accident has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a Lawrenceville teen. Sharon Mitchell-Golden, of Stone Mountain, turned herself in to police Thursday morning, according to a Gwinnett County Police Department press release. She has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and a turn lane violation (driving more than 300 feet in the center turn lane). Rainy weather and low light are considered to be contributing factors, police said. However, speed and alcohol are not considered contributing factors at …
The 17-year-old victim was trying to cross Lawrenceville Highway when he was hit.
UPDATE, Jan. 17, 2 p.m.: School district confirms teen was student at Berkmar High. UPDATE, Jan. 17, 1:30 p.m.: The driver has been charged in connection with the death of Lawrenceville teen Dakota Waters. ----------- Gwinnett County Police Department is reporting a fatal pedestrian accident on Lawrenceville Highway Wednesday morning. Dakota M. Waters, 17, was struck and killed as he stood in the center lane of Lawrenceville Highway, between Hamilton and James roads, just before 7:30 a.m., according to a police press release. Police say the teen was trying to cross the multi-lane Lawrenceville Highway when the driver of a Land Rover moved into the center lane to turn left on to James Road. The driver was unable to stop and hit the teen …