Dillon Monroe Currie allegedly drove nearly 100 miles per hour before a fatal, three vehicle crash on Dec. 12, 2018, in Marietta.
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff’s Office

Driver indicted in fatal crash on I-75 in Cobb

A McDonough man has been indicted for his alleged role in a fatal crash on I-75 in Marietta.

Dillon Monroe Currie was indicted last week by a Cobb County grand jury on one count of vehicular homicide in the first degree in connection with the December 2018 crash on I-75 at South Marietta Parkway.

According to Marietta police, Currie was driving southbound around 1:42 a.m. Dec. 12 in a 2008 Infiniti G37 when the car “failed to maintain lane and crossed over the solid yellow line” on to the left shoulder. The Infiniti continued on its path, crossing over the left shoulder and striking the center median wall.

The car veered back into a travel lane and struck a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. That pickup truck spun out of control, crashed into a guard rail and came to a rest facing northbound in the southbound lane.

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A white 2019 Freightliner then collided with the Silverado, which caused the death of Miguel Martinez-Almendariz, a passenger inside the pickup truck, the indictment states. 

According to the warrant, Currie operated the Infiniti in “reckless disregard for the safety of persons and property by driving in excess of 90 miles per hour within a 65 mile per hour zone.” 

The indictment also alleges Currie failed to stay within his lane of travel and operated a vehicle that violated the state’s window tinting law. According to an arrest warrant secured Feb. 22 for Currie, he was driving 98 miles per hour at the time of the crash. 

Currie was booked into the Cobb County Jail and was released on bond. 

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