Charges filed in fatal train-car crash

Severin Glushchak

Severin Glushchak

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County police have filed vehicular homicide charges in the crash that saw one man die when his car was struck by a train.

Arrest warrants filed this week charge 25-year-old Lawrenceville resident Severin Glushchak with vehicular homicide and failure to yield in the March 13 incident in Norcross. According to reports, Glushchak was driving his Chevrolet Astrovan north on Buford Highway when attempted to turn left on Amwiler Road.

The van struck a Ford F150 headed the other direction, sending it spiraling onto a nearby set of railroad tracks. The passenger in the pickup truck, 51-year-old Tony Lungaro, is believed to have been helping the driver when the train struck the car, killing him instantly.

The driver, 40-year-old Lorenzo Wilkerson, was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Wilkerson was originally in a medically induced coma, and suffered two broken legs and a broken left hip and pelvis. An account has been set up under his name at Chase Bank to help support his three children.

Glushchak -- who sustained minor injuries -- did not initially face criminal charges, pending Gwinnett County police's investigation, but warrants were issued Tuesday. He was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday.