Smith has been charged with a host of offenses, including felony murder, first-degree vehicular homicide and DUI. He was being held without bond late Tuesday at the Gwinnett jail, records show.
Before the crash, Smith was observed speeding and made an improper lane change, the GSP said. Channel 2 Action News, through an open records request, obtained Smith’s arrest warrant that said he was driving 120 mph at one point.
“The driver of the Porsche began making additional improper lane changes, driving recklessly, and accelerated to high speeds,” GSP Sgt. Michael Burns said in a statement.
Another quick lane change near Jimmy Carter Boulevard caused the fleeing vehicle to lose control, Burns said. It entered the emergency lane, where Martinez and the truck operator had just loaded Martinez’s vehicle onto a wrecker.
Smith was also charged with speeding, driving without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and improper lane change.
The incident remains under investigation.