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Men charged in fatalities

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man has been charged in connection with a traffic fatality that occurred earlier this month.

Colin Foster Brown, 31, is charged with first-degree homicide by motor vehicle and reckless driving for his role in a Jan. 19 collision that caused the death of his passenger, 24-year-old Michael Dale of Lawrenceville, according to warrants issued for his arrest.

Brown was not in the detention center at press time Friday.

According to the warrant, Brown failed to maintain a single lane and ran the vehicle off the roadway, striking a tree.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Darren Moloney said in a previous report that Brown drove off the dark road near a curved area of Herrington Road near Miss Irene Lane in Lawrenceville. It had been raining at the time of the crash.

Dale, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown, who was only injured in the crash, was buckled up.

No further information about the incident was available.

District Attorney Danny Porter said first-degree homicide by motor vehicle carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Another arrest warrant in connection with a January 2006 car wreck was issued Wednesday for 20-year-old Cory Aaron Johnson of Dacula - exactly one year after the crash.

Johnson is also charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle and reckless driving for the wreck, which occurred on New Hope Road near Amberly Hills Trail in Dacula, according to the warrants.

One of the warrants alleges that Johnson failed to maintain a single lane and ran the vehicle off the road into a cement culvert and then a utility pole.

His passenger, Robert Lee Watson, 18, of Dacula, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson also was not in the detention center as of press time Friday.