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Lawrenceville man charged with striking 2 pedestrians

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man faces felony charges for allegedly striking two pedestrians at a crosswalk last week, seriously injuring one man.

Gwinnett police arrested driver Logan Barton, 20, after he reportedly hit the couple on Taylor Road about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. He's charged with serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, improper passing and failing to yield for pedestrians.

The impact left victim Jerry McEachin with an "organic brain injury," while fellow pedestrian Jeanette McEachin suffered a broken right leg, according to arrest warrants.

Barton was traveling south on Taylor Road in a Ford Focus at the time. He's accused of crossing solid yellow center lines to pass traffic that was stopped to let the McEachins cross the road, just before impact, the warrants state.

An online business profile lists Jerry as the CEO and owner of Lawrenceville's Ideal Signs Inc.

Messages left at the McEachin home and Jerry's business were not returned Tuesday. A police report with further information on the incident was not available, a Gwinnett police department spokesman said.

Barton was freed from the Gwinnett County Jail a day after the incident on $26,300 security bond, records show.