Man charged in fatal 100 mph crash

A driver has been accused of causing a fiery two-car crash that killed the other driver and shut down a major artery in Smyrna for more than six hours June 3.

David Fuller, 31, of Locust Grove, was driving an orange 2009 Dodge Challenger more than 100 mph eastbound Windy Hill Road when it collided with a gray 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo heading northbound on Atlanta Road about 1:24 a.m., Smyrna police deputy chief Robert Harvey said.

The Monte Carlo, which was entering the intersection with Windy Hill Road at the time of the crash, exploded and split in half. The driver, 26-year-old Osornio Guadalupe of Smyrna, died on the scene.

A passenger in the Challenger was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with injuries described as serious. The passenger remained in the hospital Wednesday.

Fuller had non-life-threatening injuries. He was charged in the first degree with felony homicide by a vehicle, felony serious injury by a vehicle and misdemeanors of reckless driving and fleeing and attempting to elude arrest.

“We could tell that speed was a factor,” Smyrna police spokesman Louis Defense said. “All the other attributes to what happened are still under investigation.”

Windy Hill Road, which many people use to get to I-75, was temporarily blocked near Atlanta Road.