Lawrenceville Couple Were Killed in Friday's Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-985
An elderly couple from Lawrenceville, Ga., were killed in a wreck that shut down the southbound lanes of I-985 on April 6.
Gwinnett County police released the names of the people killed Friday in a muti-vehicle accident on 1-985. Deceased are Donna Keese, 60, and her husband, John Keese, 62, of Lawrenceville, Ga.
According to a press release, four vehicles were involved, including the grey Nissan Altima that was driven by Donna Keese. Stephen Scott, of Lithonia, driving a white box truck, was deemed the at-fault driver and was subsequently charged.
A driver and two passengers in a blue Dodge Ram pickup were transported to the hospital with non threatening injuries. Scott and the driver of the fourth vehicle, a maroon Saturn minivan towing a small trailer with an ATV on it, received no significant injuries. Scott was arrested after being evaluated and released from the hospital. He was charged with following too closely and two counts of 2nd degree vehicular homicide. He has since been released on bond.
Officials said speed and alcohol to not appear to have been factors in this accident. According to a press release, traffic was slowed at the accident location due to merging traffic from S.R. 20. Three of the vehicles were all slowed or stopped in the right hand lane when the box truck hit the vehicle driven by Donna Keese, causing a chain reaction.