Wrong-way 316 driver believed to be on stolen sedative

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. —

Channel 2 Action News has uncovered stunning information about the wrong-way crash on Highway 316 in Gwinnett County that injured five people.

Police told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh they are investigating whether the wrong-way driver is suspected of being under the influence of a powerful sedative that she possibly stole from a hospital where she worked.

Kavanaugh pieced everything together after pulling arrest warrants and police reports.

In the reports, police said they found an IV bag, a needle and multiple vials of the drug Propofol, a sedative commonly used as anesthesia.

Kavanaugh confirmed Beverly Wilkins, 37, worked for Gwinnett Anesthesia Services, which is the service used at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

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According to a Lawrenceville police report, Wilkins stole 12 vials of the drug and injected two of them before getting behind the wheel.

Gwinnett Medical Center officials confirmed there is an active internal investigation. They also said they had no knowledge of the stolen Propofol prior to the accident.

As Channel 2 Action News first reported Monday, 10 different drivers called 911 after narrowly avoiding head-on collisions themselves.

Wilkins remains in the hospital and has yet to be officially charged.

Police said the 20-year-old driver of the other vehicle remains in the hospital along with an 18-year-old passenger in critical condition.

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