Gwinnett police seeking witnesses to fatal I-85 crash Tuesday

Gwinnett police are looking for witnesses to a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night on I-85 in which a Flowery Branch man was killed.

A 20-year-old Clarkston woman, Phray Meh, has been charged with vehicular homicide and hit and run in connection with the collision that killed James McCrystal, 47, who worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Meh was southbound on I-85 between Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Sugarloaf Parkway in a black Honda Pilot at about 5 p.m. and collided with a white Dodge Dakota driven by McCrystal, Gwinnett County Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said in a news release.

McCrystal, who was not wearing a seatbelt, lost control of his vehicle which overturned and struck the median wall, and he was ejected. He died of injuries sustained in the crash, Pihera said.

Meh left the scene, Pihera said, but at about 8:30 p.m. went to police headquarters to report that she had been involved in an earlier traffic collision with a white truck. She told investigators she didn’t remember details of the collision. But investigators determined she was the other party involved in the collision with McCrystal and she was arrested and taken to the Gwinnett County jail.

Pihera said neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been contributing factors in the collision.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to call 678-442-5628.