Man indicted in deadly Interstate 85 pileup

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett Superior Court grand jury has indicted a Clearwater, Fla., man on charges he struck and killed a Suwanee woman whose car was disabled on Interstate 85 last summer.

Session Holte III, 38, faces counts of homicide by vehicle, DUI and serious injury by vehicle stemming from the three-car pileup July 26, according to a 10-count indictment released Thursday.

The deadly collision happened moments after a more minor accident that night, authorities said.

Police said Holte's car, a 2007 Honda Accord, struck the victim's vehicle from behind after the initial crash.

Latoya Johnson, 23, died at the scene of the 4:45 a.m. incident after her 2005 Scion struck a 2003 Ford Taurus near the Beaver Ruin Road overpass. The emergency flashers on Johnson's car were activated at the time of impact, the indictment said.

A family friend has said Johnson, who lived in Suwanee, was a native of Burlington, N.C.

Holte also faces five counts of serious injury by vehicle for injuring his two passengers, Darroyn Greene and Scott Walker, both of St. Petersburg, Fla. The passengers were not charged with any crimes.

Following the crash, all three occupants of the Honda were transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with serious injuries.

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

Holte was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on Aug. 21, where he remains without bond.