A man was arrested after a Gwinnett County DUI crash killed two people on Sunday, February 7. The police in Gwinnett County were called to the scene of the accident around 6 am. They immediately rushed to the scene. The crash took place in the Eastbound lanes of Highway 316 not far from Sugarloaf Parkway.
When the cops arrived, they found a single car lying on the side of the road. It had clearly rolled over and had sustained significant damage. Pictures of the vehicle show that nothing more than a hunk of metal. It had been crushed to the point where it wasn’t recognizable as a Chevy Malibu.
The person driving the Malibu at the time of the crash was Christian Velasquez. Velasquez had been driving down the highway with two of his teenage friends in the car with him. At some point, he lost control of the car and left the roadway. The car then went on to hit an overhead sign and crash into a guardrail. After hitting the guardrail, the car flipped over and ended up on the side of the road.
By the time the rescue crews arrived at the scene of the Gwinnett County DUI crash, the two young passengers had already passed from their injuries. They were declared dead at the scene. The names of the two victims have still not been released.
As a result, Velasquez has been charged with multiple crimes including DUI and 2 counts of vehicular homicide in the 1st degree. He has also been charged with possession of methamphetamine, driving without a valid license and reckless driving. He could be facing serious prison time if found guilty.
If you or your loved one are charged with DUI in Georgia, make sure to call an Athens DUI attorney right away.