As of Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Conyers man in a November pedestrian fatality in the city of Lawrenceville.
John Garret Hester, 44, is wanted on charges of vehicular homicide and failure to yield to a pedestrian in the Nov. 15 incident, according to paperwork filed last week in Gwinnett Magistrate Court.
The warrants state Hester failed to stop at an "implied crosswalk" at the intersection of Monfort Road and Old Norcross Road, where he struck Lawrenceville resident Christopher Carter, 26, about 10:20 p.m.
Carter was attempting to cross Old Norcross Road when Hester reportedly hit him in a 1992 Dodge Caravan. Carter was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center but succumbed to his injuries.
Hester told police "he did not see the pedestrian until it was too late to maneuver," according to a Lawrenceville police report. He had not been booked into the Gwinnett County Jail as of Thursday.
Carter lived a few blocks away from the scene on Freeport Drive, according to the report.