Posted on Jun 17, 2011
A driver who had stopped in traffic because of a flat tire has been charged with homicide for the Fulton County car accident death of a 74-year-old woman.
The fatal Georgia traffic accident occurred on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-285 at Washington Road. Thirty-five-year-old Atlanta resident Mbemba Saja Touray was driving north in a Toyota. His tire went flat and he stopped in traffic. The SUV behind the Toyota had to suddenly top to avoid a collision. Mary Joyce Miller and her husband Jerry L. Miller, 62, were traveling in the same direction on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. When the SUV stopped, the motorcycle crashed into the back of the vehicle and both riders were thrown from the nike.
Mr. Miller sustained only bruises. Mrs. Miller was killed at the scene. No one else was injured.
Police have filed a vehicular homicide charge against Touray. He has also been charged with improper stopping on a highway.