Man charged after crash on Hwy. 316 kills 2 people

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities are still trying to identify two people killed in a crash on Sunday on Highway 316 in Lawrenceville.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. near Sugarloaf Parkway.

Gwinnett County police said they were called out to the scene and found a Chevrolet Malibu that had left the road, hit an overhead sign post and a guardrail, which caused the car to roll.

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Two of the people in the car died and the driver, Christian Velasquez, was taken to the hospital.


Authorities later arrested and charged Velasquez with DUI, two counts of homicide by vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, driving without a license and reckless driving.

Authorities are still trying to piece together details of this crash. Anyone with information is asked to call GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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