Gwinnett County Police say the driver involved in the fatal pedestrian accident on Lawrenceville Highway Wednesday morning has now been charged.
In a release, GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith said Sharon Mitchell-Golden, 49, of Stone Mountain, turned herself in to police Thursday. Mitchell-Golden has been charged with second degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and driving more than 300 feet in the center turn lane.
Mitchell-Golden reportedly struck 17 year old Dakota M. Waters as he tried to cross Lawrenceville Highway between Hamilton Road and James Road at around 7:30am.
Waters was reportedly standing in the center lane as Mitchell-Golden was unable to stop her 2007 Land Rover and hit the teen. Waters was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition and later died.
Lilburn Patch is reporting that the teen was a student at Berkmar High School. This accident occurred yards from where R&B singer and actress Natina Reed was also killed while trying to cross the multi-lane highway.