Cops: Woman intentionally wrecked car in Gwinnett to kill passenger

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

An Alpharetta woman accused of intentionally killing her passenger by swerving off the road and into a tree has been arrested and charged with murder, authorities said.

Wendy Sharp was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on Friday, three days after a man died from injuries sustained in the May 10 crash, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

“Sharp intentionally caused a vehicular accident attempting to injure her passenger by swerving out of the lane and crashing into a tree,” the sheriff’s office said. According to police, the wreck occurred about 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of Davenport Road and Hill Drive near Duluth.

Sharp and her passenger, 42-year-old Tauheed Ferguson, were both injured in the wreck, but Ferguson died of his injuries more than 11 weeks later.

Following the crash, Gwinnett police said Sharp made statements to officers indicating the wreck was intentional. The two knew each other, police said, but the exact nature of their relationship is unclear.

Deputies arrested Sharp near the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The 46-year-old faces five charges in connection with the May crash, including felony murder, aggravated assault, reckless driving, DUI and theft by taking, jail records show.

She remained in jail Tuesday without bond.

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