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Police charge woman who caused wreck injuring 14

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

DULUTH -- Gwinnett County police have arrested a 32-year-old woman they say caused a bus carrying developmentally disabled adults to overturn on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta.

Police said the car driven by Joy Christine Wilson of Lawrenceville hit the back of the bus Wednesday morning, causing it to skid across several lanes and flip on its side. Police said she has been charged with felony hit and run and driving under the influence.

The wreck left three passengers with life-threatening injuries, nine with serious injuries and two with minor injuries. Five passengers were ejected from the bus.

Police said Wilson stopped after the accident but left before police arrived.

The wreck shut down northbound lanes on the interstate, backing up traffic for miles. The small bus was operated by Just People Inc., which spokeswoman Kelly Salyers says was transporting the passengers, all developmentally disabled adults, to an art class.