The alleged driver involved in a June has been arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to obey a traffic control device.
Lorena Gina Cortez-Novoa, 46, was transported to Gwinnett County Detention Center on Tuesday, June 26. She turned herself in to officers at Norcross Police Department and was briefly interviewed before going to the county jail, according to a press release from police spokesman Capt. Brian Harr.
Cortez-Novoa was arrested in connection with the June 16th car wreck on Beaver Ruin Road and Indian Trail that resulted in the death of 72-year-old , a longtime Norcross resident.
Harr said that Scarbrough, who was on a scooter, had been waiting for a green light in order to turn left onto Beaver Ruin when a car ran through a red light and hit him. Cortez-Novoa is the alleged driver of the car.
James Scarbrough died on scene following the wreck, said Harr. Cortez-Nova was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center to be treated and was released later.
Scarbrough was a well-remembered man among the citizens of Norcross. Many refered to him as being knowledgeable, honest and a man of few words.
As a retiree from the EPA, the Air Force and Gwinnett County Water Resources, he was an expert in environmental issues. He assisted in many Norcross, Gwinnett and state projects and organizations such as Sustainable Norcross, the for the Chattahoochee River, and the Upper Ocmulgee River Resource Conservation and Development Council.
For his full obituary on Norcross Patch, .