Driver of Porsche that killed man on I-85 identified, charged with murder

GWINNETT COUNTY — The Georgia State Patrol said a Porsche Cayman that sped away from a traffic stop on I-85 slammed into a 22-year-old man standing on the shoulder, killing him.

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Troopers said the accident happened around 8 p.m. on Sunday near Chamblee Tucker Road.

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Troopers said a trooper was attempting to pull over a Porsche that was speeding when the Porsche sped away, leading to a chase. Troopers said the driver made a rapid and improper lane change near Jimmy Carter Boulevard and lost control.

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A 22-year-old man, identified as Hugo Martinez, was standing next to his disabled car and a wrecker on the side of the highway when he was hit by the Porsche. The driver of the wrecker was able to jump over a concrete barrier to safety.

The driver of the Porsche was identified as Victor Allen Smith, 55. He is facing at least 12 charges, including felony murder and first-degree homicide by vehicle. He is also accused of DUI and driving with a suspended license.

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