Thursday, January 24, 2013
The driver, a 70-year-old man, was allegedly drunk, and may have intentionally rammed 15 vehicles along Highway 78 in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. The victim has been identified as Mintiwab Woldeyhans, 69.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, January 24
From Snellville Patch Snellville and Gwinnett County Police responded to a devastating scene late Wednesday night, Jan. 23, after an alleged drunk driver caused a total of 15 accidents stretching from Memorial Drive in DeKalb to Walton Court just outside of Snellville city limits. According to Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith, the driver ended his rampage when he crashed into John Boy's restaurant on Highway 78. The five-vehicle crash, on Walton, resulted in a fatality. The victim has been identified as Mintiwal Woldeyhans, 69, of Loganville. A second person, 51-year-old Yeshihareg Abebe of Grayson, suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital. Snellville Police were out in the area serving warrants; the driver …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Michael Stanley Carter pronounced dead at scene.
A fatal traffic accident occurred on Friday at about 6:45 a.m. in South Forsyth County. Michael Stanley Carter, 53, of Norcross was killed after running a red light and slamming into another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 9 and Pendley Road. According to Traffic Specialist Investigator Ron Tomblin with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, Carter was traveling northbound on Highway 9 in a 2002 silver Honda Accord when he apparently ran a traffic light and struck a 2003 white Mitsubishi Montero. The Montero, driven by Vickie Cronan, 48, of Cumming was going to make a left-hand turn and travel south onto Highway 9 when she was hit on the front driver's side by Carter. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. Cronan was taken to North …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
One person died, two others in critical condition after three-car collision on Jimmy Carter Boulevard.
A three-car collision has left one person dead and two others in critical condition, according to the Gwinnett County Fire Department. A detective said that accident investigators suspect alcohol played a role in the crash. Emergency personnel responded to a call last night around 8:30 p.m. of a three-car auto accident with vehicle entrapment. The incident happened on Jimmy Carter Boulevard near Rockbridge Court in unincorporated Norcross, according to a news release. Det. J.R. Flanagan of the Gwinnett County Police Department said that a car traveling eastbound on Jimmy Carter Boulevard swerved, crossing over the median and striking a car head-on. The driver of that car was deceased when emergency crews arrived at 8:32 p.m. Flanagan …
Monday, January 3, 2011
A 28-year-old ran off the road before midnight on New Year's Eve.
A 28-year-old man ran off Oakbrook Pkwy about 30 minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve, striking trees and killing himself, according to the Gwinnet County Police Department. Jermaine Lyn of Snellville was driving a 2007 blue and white flatbed tow truck, owned by Kams Towing Services in Snellville, and was the only person in the vehicle, according to police. According to the police release, Lyn died on the scene of the accident, after leaving the right side of the roadway and hitting several trees. The cause of the accident is unknown.