Thursday, June 29, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN - No charges will be filed in a six-vehicle accident on Stone Mountain Highway in Lilburn that caused the death of a 53-year-old man Tuesday.
Authorities said the only violation of Georgia law was by the victim, Gary Reiser, who apparently failed to yield while attempting to turn left from Stone Mountain Highway (U.S. Highway 78) into Inn Town Suites near Ross Road.
Investigators initially thought Reiser was trying to turn left onto U.S. 78 from the Inn Town Suites parking lot, but Cpl. Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department corrected that information Wednesday.
After he began making left turn, Reiser's 2004 Infiniti was struck by a 2003 Ford Explorer, then by a 1998 Buick Park Avenue and a third time by a 1997 Dodge Caravan. All three of those vehicles were eastbound on U.S. 78, Moloney said. The third collision caused Reiser, who was not wearing a seat belt, to be ejected from his vehicle.
A 1996 Buick Lesabre then slammed into the rear of the Dodge Caravan, and debris from the collisions also struck a 2001 Honda Accord heading west on U.S. 78.
Five other people who were involved in the accident were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the injured was a 1-year-old boy who was riding in the Dodge Caravan, Moloney said.