Driver bolts from scene of deadly crash, leaves injured passenger in car, police say

A suspect is in police custody after he allegedly fled the scene of a deadly head-on crash in DeKalb County Thursday night.

Benjamin Rollins, 24, was arrested on a felony charge of homicide by vehicle in the crash that killed one man and left two people injured, according to police.

Two vehicles collided in the 3600 block of Lavista Road in north Decatur just before 9 p.m. According to a police spokesman, Rollins swerved into oncoming traffic.

Investigators believe he was impaired.

The driver of the other vehicle, 52-year-old Edward Harris, was killed. His passenger, Leigh Harris, 52, was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Her injuries are considered life-threatening, DeKalb police Lt. Lonzy Robertson said.

Rollins allegedly fled on foot, leaving his 25-year-old female passenger, Rebecca Dungan, alone in the vehicle with minor injuries.

She was taken to a different hospital and is expected to recover.

Police caught up with the man shortly after the crash.

In addition to the vehicular homicide charge, he faces felony charges of serious injury by vehicle and hit-and-run as well as misdemeanor charges of DUI, failure to maintain lane and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

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