(Lawrenceville, Ga., February 8th, 2020) – The Gwinnett County Police Department is working to identify two people who died in an early morning crash on February 7th on Highway 316.  Officers responded to a single vehicle crash just before 6:00 AM on 316 Eastbound near Sugarloaf Parkway.  When they arrived, they discovered that a Chevrolet Malibu left the roadway and struck an overhead sign post and a guardrail, which caused 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 also responded to the scene and took over the crash investigation.

During the course of the initial investigation, Velasquez was released from the hospital and arrested for DUI, 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, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  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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