One person is dead and another critically injured after a string of 15 crashes occurred in two suburban Atlanta counties Wednesday night. Michael O. Snider of Stone Mountain, Georgia was arrested on charges of drunken driving and vehicular homicide. The 70-year-old driver is suspected of causing five automobile crashes in Dekalb County and ten more in Gwinnett County. Police took Snider into custody after his pickup truck slammed into a restaurant near Snellville, Georgia.
The fatal crash occurred when Snider rammed a Toyota Camry from behind as the Camry was slowing to a stop. That collision pushed the Camry forward into the stopped vehicle in front of it. One of the vehicles then became lodged under a semitrailer. Police stated that Snider then went off the road, through a parking lot, and came to rest when he slammed into a restaurant.
Yeshihareg Abebe, the 51-year-old driver of the Camry, was taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Mintiwab Woldeyhans, the 69-year-old passenger in the Camry, died at the scene. Snider was taken to the hospital for his injuries, but was subsequently released and taken to the Gwinnett County jail.
Police: Driver caused 15 crashes, damage, death, www.palmbeachpost.com January 24, 2013
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