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One Dead in Lawrenceville Reckless Driving Crash

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

A man from Valdosta, Georgia has been charged with vehicular homicide for causing the Gwinett County car crash that caused the death of a 19-year-old from Suwanee.
The deadly Georgia accident occurred at about 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 14 near Lawrenceville.
Twenty-three-year-old James C. Griffin was headed south on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road near Taylor Road when he swerved between lanes.  His pick-up truck, a Chevrolet Silverado, became airborne and landed on a Toyota Camry in the other lane. The driver of the Camry, Najee E. Griffin (no relation) was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Silverado continued travelling south until it struck a utility pole.  James Griffin and his passenger sustained only minor injuries.
James Griffin was also charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. The accident remains under investigation, and more charges may be filed.
Reckless driving refers to the operation of a motor vehicle in such a manner as to indicate a willful disregard for personal safety or the safety of the public.

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