Monday, April 9, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The driver of the truck believed to have caused a fatal wreck Friday on Interstate 985 has been arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, Gwinnett County police said Monday.
At about 3:20 p.m. Friday, the white box truck being driven by 38-year-old Stephen Wadell Scott collided with a Nissan Altima on Interstate 985 South under the Ga. Highway 20 bridge. After being rear-ended, the Altima collided with a pickup truck and then a minivan towing a small trailer.
The driver and passenger of the Altima -- identified Monday as Donna and John Keese, 60 and 62 years old, respectively -- were killed in the wreck. They were a married couple from Lawrenceville, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.
Three people in the pickup truck were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They've since been released, Smith said.
"Speed and alcohol do not appear to have been factors in this accident," Smith said.
Traffic was backed up for much of Friday's afternoon rush hour as emergency crews worked the scene.
Gwinnett County jail records show Scott, a Lithonia resident and driver for Royal Food Service, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of misdemeanor vehicular homicide, as well as following too closely.
He was released the next day on $12,700 bond.
Royal Food Service is an Atlanta-based company that bills itself as "the Southeast's premier distributor of fresh produce and dairy products." A company spokesperson could not be reached for comment Monday.
Scott was driving a company truck during the accident.