partlycloudy
Sunday February 14th, 2016 3:09AM
5:24PM ( 9 hours ago ) Weather Alert

Gainesville man faces additional charges in fatal wreck

By B.J. Williams News Director
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gainesville man faces additional charges in connection with a fatal car crash in Gwinnett County a week ago.

Gwinnett Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said Thursday 22-year-old Jacob Nicholson intentionally crashed his van into six vehicles that were stopped at a traffic light on South Norcross-Tucker Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. He said investigators presented their findings in court.

"A judge issued the warrant for one count of felony murder and then 10 counts of aggravated assault," said Ritter. "Those 10 counts of aggravated assault would be for the occupants of the other vehicles that were involved in that accident."

Ritter said the felony murder count was levied for the death of 59-year-old Cynthia Thornton of Norcross.

Ritter said investigators have theories about why Nicholson might have purposely crashed into the other vehicles, but he said they are continuing to investigate and are not prepared to discuss those theories.

(See the link below for last week's article on the accident.)

© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died
WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an id...
9:37PM ( 5 hours ago )
Chance of wintry mix prompts Winter Storm Watch for northeast Georgia
The chance of a wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain Sunday night and Monday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Watch for northeast Georgia.
5:47PM ( 9 hours ago )
Gainesville considers funding boost for Keep Hall Beautiful, Elachee Nature Center
More funding could be on the way for a couple of Hall County agencies from the city of Gainesville, with a final vote planned this week.
1:00PM ( 14 hours ago )
Gainesville Police warns of dangers on social media
The Gainesville Police Department is reminding parents to be aware of the activities their children are engaged in online.
12:00PM ( 15 hours ago )
Mother, daughter perish in Stephens County fire
UPDATED: Improper use of a space heater is being blamed for the fire that claimed the lives of two women at a home in Toccoa Friday night.
12:00PM ( 15 hours ago )