The incident occurred around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 29 and Indian Trail Lilburn Road
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
Commission Looking for Ways to Keep County Funds From Going to Illegal Immigrants - Smyrna-Vinings Patch After a 3-2 vote in February against the IMAGE Certification Program -- a proposed code change that supporters say would ensure jobs paid for with taxpayer dollars go to legal U.S. citizens -- the Cobb Board of Commissioners is considering ways to stop county funds from going to illegal immigrants. Discussion led by District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham on forming a committee to study illegal immigrants is expected to be on the agenda for the next board meeting. For more on this story, visit Smyrna-Vinings Patch. Man Says Kool-Aid Drink Made Him Want to Kill - Cartersville Patch A man who was reportedly walking into traffic after …
Monday, March 11, 2013
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Two Injured in School Bus Accident - Cumming Patch Two young girls received minor injuries from an accident involving two SUVs and a loaded school bus, officials said. The school bus was carrying students from Little Mill Middle School. The accident happened Friday morning at the intersection of Pilgrim Mill Road and Pilgrim Point Road in north Forsyth County. Cumming Patch has additional details. Alcohol Billboard to be Moved - Douglasville Patch On Friday, Diageo Distributors, which happens to be the largest alcohol distributor in the US, placed a billboard for Crown Royal Maple Flavor liquor directly underneath Live Healthy Douglas’ underage drinking message billboard. "We have notified the billboard company and they are working on …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Police responded to the scene of a fatal accident on U.S. Highway 78 and Walton Court in Snellville. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.
Gwinnett County Police responded to the scene of a fatal accident Wednesday night at the corner of U.S. Highway 78 and Walton Court in Snellville. According to Cpl. Jake Smith, the accident began as a series of hit-and-runs in DeKalb County and ended in Snellville. The driver caused a fatal accident near Walton Court, police said, then crashed into a building. Snellville Police were the first to respond to the scene and detained the suspect. Police did not immediately release names of anyone involved. According to an AJC.com, the arrested driver is a 70-year-old man, who police believe was driving drunk and caused at least 15 wrecks along his path. The man may face charges in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties, including vehicular homicide, …
Friday, January 18, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Charges also are pending for one of the drivers of the five-vehicle accident, which killed a 38-year-old man from McDonough, Ga.
Police have identified the man who died Sept. 24 in a five-vehicle accident on Beaver Ruin Road at Interstate 85 and charges are pending for one of the drivers, according to an official press release. The deceased male is 38-year-old Brandon Roy of McDonough, Ga., who was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to Gwinnett County Police Department. Also, police say charges are pending for Kenneth Griffin, 42, of Dacula, Ga., who was the driver of a red 2006 BMW 325Ci. During the incident, Griffin was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The preliminary investigation revealed that Griffin was traveling westbound in the left turn lane on Beaver Ruin Road at Interstate 85. Four other drivers…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A motorcyclist was killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer.
A Hoschton man was killed in a motorcycle accident which shut down I-85 North during Wednesday evening's rush hour. Investigators say a tire tread may have triggered the fatal accident. Gwinnett County Police say 35-year-old Lonnie Cross was riding his motorcycle in the left lane near the 85/985 split in unincorporated Buford. Investigators say another vehicle had hit a tire tread ahead of Cross, causing the tread to go airborne and strike the rider. Cross then lost control of his motorcycle, which fell down to the ground across the roadway. Cross slid from the bike into the center lane of highway 85, right in the path of a tractor-trailer. The truck driver was unable to stop in time and ran over Cross. The victim was taken to Gwinnett …