GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating the fifth wrong-way crash in metro Atlanta in three weeks.
The most recent crash happened on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard this weekend. Channel 2’s Erica Byfield spoke to the victim’s parents Thursday.
Paula Holden, 43, broke her arms and legs when a wrong-way driver crashed into her car around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Her parents said she was conscious during the crash and continues to relive it.
“She was totally awake. She was calling out for help. The road was totally black and there was no one there, and she saw all the smoke coming from the car and her greatest fear was that she was going to burn to death before someone got to her,” Holden’s mother Crumpler told Byfield.
Police plan to charge 18-year-old Brittany Dutka with driving under the influence and driving on the wrong side of the road. Dutka and Holden remain hospitalized.