Police investigate fatal Lawrenceville accident

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Officials were investigating Tuesday afternoon a fatal car accident in Lawrenceville, authorities said.

Gwinnett County police were on the scene of the wreck that occurred at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Sugarloaf Parkway. There was one confirmed fatality in the crash that involved a Jeep and a Chevrolet Camaro, police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said.

There were no other details immediately available Tuesday afternoon.

The death would be the third traffic-related fatality in Gwinnett over a span of five days. Lawrenceville couple John and Donna Keese were killed during a four-car accident on I-985 South in Buford Friday.

The believed at-fault driver in that wreck, 38-year-old Stephen Scott, has been charged with two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide.

A gasoline tanker also overturned in Dacula Monday, spilling thousands of gallons of fuel and closing U.S. Highway 29 for hours.

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elltchr 3 years, 1 month ago

There are too many people SPEEDING on the roads! I can't drive the speed limit without someone tailgating me..trying to push me to go faster! God help us all. Now all we need is the airport expansion to cause more traffic and noise pollution. What quality of life is there in Gwinnett any more?


Artsgirl 3 years, 1 month ago

That area of Sugarloaf is extremly dangerous. The speed limit is 45 but most cars are traveling it at 60MPH plus. More speed enforcement along this whole area is needed to lower the chances of these kinds of accidents from happening.


Jen1981 3 years, 1 month ago

I drive on I-985 daily and the tailgating problem is 100% true, the speed limit is 70 mph, if I go 75 mph, I drive a minivan with my 3 children on board, I cant risk their lives just because others speed, and I rarelly see police on that area targeting speeders...


R 3 years, 1 month ago

THAT depends on the time of day ... I've seen this stretch lit up like an old KMART Blue Light Special on many occasions in both directions.


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