Charles Alex-William Huff
LAWRENCEVILLE — The life of 18-year-old Scott Crawford Rozsa will be remembered Thursday at a Lawrenceville funeral home. Friend, coworker and fellow Collins Hill High School grad Charles Huff has been charged with vehicular homicide in the single-car crash that claimed his life.
Rozsa loved being with his friends, playing video games and playing soccer, his obituary said. He is survived by his mother, father and sister. He was killed early on the morning of Aug. 30.
According to Gwinnett County police documents, Rozsa was the passenger in a car driven that morning by 18-year-old Huff. The duo was headed home from work — jail records list Huff as a Zaxby’s employee — when the crash occurred.
The crash occurred at about 12:45 a.m.
“(Huff) stated he was traveling east on Richland Parkway when he came around the curve at Shore Drive,” a police report said. “He stated there was a posted stop sign that he was unfamiliar with, so he had to break suddenly. He stated that he was traveling at least 50 miles per hour, so he used his pedal brakes and his emergency brake.”
The car veered to the left, continued over the curb and slammed into two trees. Rozsa was still alive when police arrived.
“He stated that he was physically okay,” the responding officer wrote, “he just needed the door opened so he could walk. I told him that paramedics would arrived shortly and help him exit the vehicle.”
Both Huff and Rozsa were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville. Rozsa died there.
By 6:10 a.m., Huff was booked into the Gwinnett County jail and charged with first-degree vehicular homicide and reckless driving, as well as traffic citations of failure to obey a stop sign and motor vehicle on wrong side of the road. Drugs or alcohol were not believed to be factors.
Huff, a former wrestler for Collins Hill, was released late Friday evening on $16,100 bond.
The Rozsa family will hold a celebration of life ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday at Tom M. Wages Funeral Home’s Lawrenceville chapel. Pastor Dan Mejina will officiate. Rozsa will be buried at a later date in Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Dream Foundation, 1528 Chapala St., Suite 304, Santa Barbara, Calif., 93101.