• Friend comes to driver's defense following deadly crash on downtown connector

    By: Michael Seiden

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    ATLANTA - Friends of a DUI suspect accused of killing a father showed up to court on Monday to show their support.

    Investigators said Kahre Williams was trying to get away from troopers early Saturday morning when he slammed into two vehicles on the downtown connector.

    The crash killed a Juan Gispert and injured six others. 

    On Monday afternoon, Channel 2's Michael Seiden spoke by phone with a family member. She and her family are asking for privacy but she did say that her mother is still in the hospital in critical condition.

    Meanwhile, prosecutors are moving forward with their case. 

    A judge denied bond for Williams, the DUI suspect accused of causing the crash.


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    “I’m not sure what happened or how it turned out like this but  I know how it’s being put out there that he would never want to see any harm done to anyone," a friend of Williams, who asked to remain anonymous, said. 

    Investigators say a state trooper spotted Williams driving the wrong way on Spring Street but when the trooper tried to stop him, Williams took off.

    Over the weekend, we obtained exclusive surveillance video showing the moments before the deadly crash from an Uber driver who witnessed the collision.

    Gispert was making the long drive from Michigan to Florida to spend Easter with his wife and their two young children when he found himself in the middle of the wild chase.

    The wreck also injured his parent, little brother and aunt.

    A GoFundMe has been created for Gispert. You can donate here

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