Some of the toughest accident scenes for police to process involve drunk driving crashes. That’s because these accidents tend to be quite serious. They often result in serious injuries and fatalities. That happened to be the case with a Gwinnett County DUI crash earlier this month.
The Gwinnett County police were called to the scene of a single-car accident on Highway 316. The crash happened near Sugarloaf Parkway at about 6 am on Sunday, February 6.
The driver of the car, Christian Velasquez, was injured in the Gwinnett County DUI crash and was taken to the hospital. Two of his passengers were killed in the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene. The names of the victims have not yet been released.
The driver was in a Chevy Malibu and was traveling east on Highway 316. He lost control of the car and ran off the road. The vehicle then hit a sign and careened into a guardrail. After hitting the guardrail, the car rolled over, coming to a rest on the side of the road.
The police investigated the accident scene and found that the driver was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. Velasquez was treated at the hospital and arrested upon his release. He was charged with several crimes, including DUI, two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree and possession of methamphetamine. He has also been charged with reckless driving and driving without a license.
The families of the two victims who died in the accident will have a potential wrongful death claim against the driver. There is no statement from the families yet.
If your loved one is hurt or killed in a motor vehicle accident, call a Georgia car accident attorney right away.