22-year-old driving 142 mph crashes into another car, leaving man seriously injured, police say

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A woman who rushed to help a man hit by a driver going over 140 mph is calling for more safety along a Gwinnett County Road.

Channel 2′s Gwinnett County Bureau Chief Matt Johnson was on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Friday, where two people were killed just last week.

A series of serious crashes, including one with a super-speeder, are causing a lot of concern.

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A Duluth police officer’s body camera showed him trying to get to an injured man in a car who was headed home when another driver plowed into him.

Duluth police said the other driver wasn’t just speeding in the 45 mph zone. He was going nearly 100 mph over the limit.

Kristine Janovitz lives near Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Sugarloaf Parkway where the crash happened Wednesday night at around 10 p.m.


“When we heard it, we knew it was a crash,” Janovitz said.

She rushed to help the man in one car who had serious head injuries.

“I kind of got on my knees and held his hand, and he was not doing well,” she said.

Police arrested 22-year-old Shane Browder at the scene after he admitted to having one or two shots of tequila.

A Duluth officer said he tried to stop Browder minutes before the crash.

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“The driver of that vehicle turned off his lights, trying to hide from officers,” the officer said.

Moments later, the crash happened. Browder was able to walk away from it before his arrest.

That crash happened in the same area where two people died in a crash last Friday that shut down Peachtree Industrial Boulevard during rush hour.

Gwinnett police said they’re still investigating if speed was a factor in that one.

“We see people driving 80-90 miles per hour through here easily,” police said.

Janovitz is now pushing for more ways to slow people down.

“It feels like there either needs to be a warning light, or something to remind people to slow down,” she said.

Within the next 30 days, Gwinnett County plans to add speed trails that display your speed as you drive by them on Peachtree Industrial.

Browder is now out on bond.


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