Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN - A 24-year-old man died Sunday when he lost control of his Honda Accord and swerved into oncoming traffic.
Preliminary investigations indicate Julio Cesar Garcia of Norcross was traveling north on Indian Trail Road near Hillcrest Road in Lilburn when he collided with an approaching Cadillac Escalade about 7:30 p.m.
Cpl. Darren Moloney, Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman, said the driver of the Escalade, Javier Galindo Corona, 31, of Norcross was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and was released Monday. Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators continue to determine what caused Garcia to lose control of his vehicle.
"It was raining and dark," Moloney said. "That was probably a contributing factor."
He said the driver's speed may have also contributed to the crash. Whether he may have been under the influence of alcohol is still under investigation.