Gwinnett County

Man, 71, killed while eating when car slams into restaurant

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A 71-year-old man was killed when a car crashed into a Gwinnett County restaurant Thursday afternoon.

Video from NewsChopper 2 showed police at the scene for several hours.

According to Gwinnett County police, the accident happened at M&J Homestyle Cooking on West Main Street in unincorporated Snellville.

Investigators said a vehicle ran into the restaurant. The victim was inside the restaurant at the time of the crash.


A witness who was inside the restaurant at the time of the crash told Channel 2's Tony Thomas "the wall exploded."

The driver, a 68-year-old woman, was pulling into the parking lot with her husband when investigators believe she hit the accelerator instead of the brake.

One other man inside the restaurant sustained minor injuries. No one else was injured.

Authorities said it's still being determined if the driver will face charges.