LAWRENCEVILLE - A 17-year-old believed to be responsible for a one-vehicle collision last month has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of his female passenger.
While attempting to negotiate a curve, Trevor Jack Gwin of Sugar Hill lost control and ran the vehicle off the road and into a utility pole in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, said Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney.
Moloney said the collision caused the death of 18-year-old Amberly Wright of Suwanee, who died Dec. 1 as the result of her injuries.
Gwin is charged with homicide by vehicle first-degree, failure to drive within a single lane, speeding, reckless driving, two counts of violation of driver's license restrictions and driving on the wrong side of the roadway, according to warrants obtained from Gwinnett County Magistrate Court.
Gwin was also arrested the night of the collision and charged with DUI and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, Moloney said.
Moloney said Gwin was out on bond when he was arrested on the latest charges.
Gwin was driving a 2003 Subaru Baja south on Plunketts Road near Ontario Court in Buford around 12:15 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, Moloney said.
The vehicle struck the utility pole on the passenger side, Moloney said.
Also, Gwin was driving with a Class D license after curfew and with a passenger, according to the license restriction warrants.
Georgia law states that a Class D license holder is prohibited to drive between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.
During the first six months, the driver cannot drive with a passenger who is not a member of the driver's immediate family, the law states.
Gwin's exam date was Oct. 17 of this year, according to the warrant.
As of Wednesday, Gwin was being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Homicide by vehicle first-degree carries a penalty of three to 15 years, Moloney said.