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Man indicted in fatal '07 crash

LAWRENCEVILLE - A grand jury lodged serious charges this week against a Lawrenceville man accused of killing his passenger in a vehicle crash last January.

Colin Foster Brown, 32, faces four counts of homicide by vehicle in addition to a charge of driving without a license.

Police said Brown lost control of his vehicle Jan. 19, resulting in a collision that killed his sole passenger, 24-year-old Michael Dale of Lawrenceville.

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

Police said the accident occurred on a curved area of Herrington Road near Miss Irene Lane in Lawrenceville.

Dale, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown wore his seat belt and suffered minor injuries.

Brown's license had been suspended prior to the crash, according to the indictment.

Each count of homicide by vehicle carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, according to Georgia law.

Brown was booked in the Gwinnett County Jail on Feb. 8 last year, and he remains there without bond. His arraignment is expected within a month.