News Nearby: Driver Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Gwinnett

The driver, Sharon Mitchell-Golden, of Stone Mountain, has been charged in the accident that killed a Berkmar High teen.

From Lawrenceville Patch

Gwinnett County Police say the driver involved in the fatal pedestrian accident on Lawrenceville Highway Wednesday morning has now been charged.

In a release, GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith said Sharon Mitchell-Golden, 49, of Stone Mountain, turned herself in to police Thursday. Mitchell-Golden has been charged with second degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and driving more than 300 feet in the center turn lane. 

Mitchell-Golden reportedly struck 17-year-old Dakota M. Waters, a Lawrenceville resident and a Berkmar High student, as he tried to cross Lawrenceville Highway between Hamilton Road and James Road at around 7:30am. Waters was reportedly standing in the center lane as Mitchell-Golden was unable to stop her 2007 Land Rover and hit the teen. Waters was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition and later died.

Police do not currently know if Waters was a student at a local school or where he was headed. 

This accident occurred yards from where R&B singer and actress Natina Reed was also killed while trying to cross the multi-lane highway.


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