Friday, December 21, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The man accused of drunkenly causing the crash that killed a 15-year-old Grayson girl has been indicted.
Mutajah Claude Paasewe, 23, was indicted this week in Gwinnett County Superior Court on two counts of homicide by vehicle. Jail records show he has been incarcerated since Oct. 2, about three months after the crash that took the life of Brittany "Angel" Sailors.
According to police, Sailors, a rising junior at Grayson High School, was killed on July 1 when she pulled onto Lakeview Road in front of Paasewe. Initial investigation resulted in Paasewe being charged with driving under the influence but placed the fault for the accident on Sailors.
In October, though, Paasewe was arrested again and charged with vehicular homicide. New details released by authorities said the Georgia Gwinnett College student had been driving 61 miles per hour in the 40 mile per hour residential speed zone.
Indictments said Paasewe "unlawfully drove a moving vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons and property by driving at excess speed and while impaired by consumption of alcohol, and thereafter collided with a vehicle driven by said Brittany Sailors."