Gwinnett police seek information on fatal crash on Highway 316 on Sunday

press release from Gwinnett County Police Department

(Lawrenceville, Ga., February 8th, 2020) – The Gwinnett County Police Department is currently working to identify two people who died in an early morning crash on Sunday on Highway 316. 

According to a press release from GCPD, officers responded to a single vehicle crash just before 6 a.m. on Feb. 7 on 316 Eastbound near Sugarloaf Parkway.  They arrived to find that a Chevrolet Malibu had left the roadway and struck an overhead sign post and a guardrail causing the the vehicle to roll. Two passengers of the vehicle died at the scene and the driver, Christian Velasquez, was taken to a local hospital.  Investigators from the department’s Accident Investigation Unit took over the crash investigation.

When Velasquez was released from the hospital he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, two counts of Homicide by Vehicle 1st Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving Without a Valid License, and Reckless Driving.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, they are asked to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

Case Number:  21-009899 

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