Woman charged with vehicular homicide, DUI in fatal Norcross-area wreck

Doris Gatesbusch

A 54-year-old Stone Mountain woman has been charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in connection with a three-vehicle crash that killed one woman and injured two others near Norcross Monday night.

Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to the crash, which occurred on Beaver Ruin Road near Buford Highway in unincorporated Norcross, at about 9:30 p.m., the agency said in a news release.

There, investigators learned that Doris Gatesbusch was driving a Lincoln Navigator when she crossed the center turn lane and struck a Nissan sedan head-on.

The Nissan was being driven by Erica Everett, who died as a result of her injuries.

After Gatesbusch hit Everett’s Nissan, the sedan was then struck from behind by a Toyota truck, which had two occupants.

The two occupants in the truck suffered minor injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said.

Gatesbusch was uninjured in the crash.

The trooper on scene arrested Gatesbusch and transported her to the Gwinnett County Jail, where she was charged with homicide by vehicle, DUI-alcohol, DUI-drugs and improper lane change, records show.

She currently remains in jail on $10,306 bond.

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Isabel is a crime and health reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. She graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a B.A. in international studies. She is originally from the Boston area.