Bethlehem man charged after alleged DUI resulted in two deaths

A Bethlehem man has been charged in an alleged DUI in Dacula that left two people dead early Friday morning.

William E. Stump, 25, was allegedly driving under the influence on Indian Shoals Road at about 12:24 a.m., according to a traffic report. When he got to the intersection with Bold Springs Road, Stumps “failed to stop at the stop sign.”

He ran his Honda Civic into the driver side Chevy Malibu that was coming through the intersection.

“(The Chevy) went airborne and landed 57 feet away from takeoff,” according to the report. “(It) continued and came to rest on the roof of the vehicle.”

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Deon Washington said nobody witnessed the crash, “but several neighbors heard the impact.”

One of the passengers in the back seat of the Chevy was ejected before it flipped. That passenger sustained serious injuries, but lived through the crash.

The Chevy’s driver and one other passenger were trapped in the car when it flipped over and burst into flame. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Stump wasn’t wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Gwinnett County fire personnel pulled him out of his car and took him to Gwinnett Medical Center. He suffered serious injuries.

Stump already had warrants out for his arrest. After the crash, he was also charged with two counts of felony homicide by vehicle, one count of DUI, one count of serious injury by vehicle and “several other traffic offenses,” Washington said.