The man accused of triggering the crash that killed a man and two children on I-75 Sunday morning was not only driving the wrong way — he was also drunk, underage and unlicensed, police said.
Officer Kim Jones said 20-year-old Jorge Solis was driving his Ford F-350 north in the southbound lanes of I-75 when he collided head-on with a “small passenger car” near the Fulton-Clayton county line. The crash, which happened at about 5:25 a.m., claimed the lives of an adult male and two children, Jones said.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said the children were 7 and 8 years old. Their relationship with the man killed was not immediately clear, and their identities were not released.
A second adult male and a 3-year-old child, also in the passenger car, were “seriously injured” and transported for treatment, Jones said.
Authorities determined on-scene that Solis was driving under the influence, Jones said. He was booked into the Fulton County jail late Sunday afternoon on three counts of first-degree vehicular homicide, as well as several other charges, including: serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, driving on wrong side of road, possession of an open container, possession of alcohol by a minor and driving while license suspended or revoked.
Jail records showed Solis, an Ellenwood resident, was being held without bond.
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