A Barrow County man who was already accused of DUI and reckless driving now faces an upgraded charge of vehicular homicide after a crash that killed a 37-year-old woman in Gwinnett County, police said.
Michael Hall was arrested after being released from the hospital and initially faced six charges in the death of Alishia Williamson, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said in a news release Tuesday.
The vehicular homicide charge for Hall was added when Williamson, a passenger in his vehicle, died from her injuries Monday.
The 40-year-old from Bethlehem is also charged with serious injury by vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and following too closely.
Police did not release the relationship between Hall and Williamson.
The crash occurred Friday around 10:30 p.m. on Ga. 316 at the intersection of Hurricane Trail in unincorporated Dacula.
Police said Hall was driving a Chevrolet Malibu westbound and was behind a Toyota Rav4 driven by Lesly Jimenez. As Jimenez slowed for traffic, Hall rear-ended the Rav4 and pushed it through the intersection for about 200 feet, investigators determined.
Jimenez, 19, and one of her two passengers had non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The other passenger was not injured.
Hall and Williamson were both taken to a local hospital. Police said Williamson was not wearing a seat belt.
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