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Florida man faces vehicular homicide charges in wreck

LAWRENCEVILLE - Vehicular homicide charges have been filed against a Florida man allegedly driving under the influence when he struck and killed a stranded motorist on a Gwinnett interstate, records show.

Session Holte III, 38, of Largo, Fla., remains in an area hospital recovering from injuries he received in an early morning pileup on northbound Interstate 85 in July that killed a Suwanee woman and injured two others, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli.

An arrest warrant said Holte, driving a 2007 Honda Accord, was under the influence of alcohol July 26 when he struck a 2005 Scion from behind as it lay disabled in the middle of I-85 near Indian Trial-Lilburn Road in Norcross about 4:45 a.m. The Scion's driver - Lotoya Johnson, 23, of Suwanee - died at the scene.

Moments before the crash, Johnson had hit a 2003 Ford Taurus, causing her car to end up stuck in the middle of the road, Schiralli said. Police said she was wearing a seat belt and used her emergency flashers.

Holte also faces two counts of serious injury by motor vehicle sustained by his two passengers, according to the warrant.

Darroyn Greene suffered an orbital fracture as well as a broken leg; Scott Walker sustained a closed head injury, severed tongue and injuries to internal organs.

The three occupants in the Ford Taurus were treated and released at the scene.

The crash tangled most northbound lanes of I-85 for two hours, authorities said.