partlycloudy
Sunday July 5th, 2015 8:56PM

Woman charged in crash that killed driver of big rig

By Staff
NORCROSS - A Norcross woman faces charges in a fatal accident that jammed traffic on I-85 northbound during Thursday's morning rush hour.

Gwinnett County police said Maria Zeeyala Torres was at fault in an accident that killed 39-year-old Eric Murray of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the driver of a tractor trailer that overturned on the interstate. A passenger in the rig, 62- year-old Bryant Garrott of Minneapolis, was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said Torres merged into the tractor trailer's lane, causing it to crash.

She has been charged with Vehicular Homicide 2nd degree, No Drivers License, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

The fatal accident occurred at 7:05 a.m. on I-85 northbound between Beaver Ruin Road and Steve Reynolds Boulevard.

© Copyright 2015 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.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 ( 6 months 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 ( 6 months 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 ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for mor...
8:09PM ( 47 minutes ago )
Hall Co. officials: no reported injuries from fireworks
Now that the proverbial dust has settled on another Fourth of July holiday, authorities in Hall County say it was a relatively quiet one, even with the advent of new consumer fireworks.
9:34AM ( 11 hours ago )
Suwanee to hold open house to discuss downtown master plan
Suwanee officials will host an open house Thursday, July 9, to give citizens an update on the city's Downtown Master Plan.
8:31AM ( 12 hours ago )
Early voting continues in Flowery Branch, Forsyth Co.
Early voting for July 14 runoff elections continues through Friday in Flowery Branch and Forsyth County.
6:28AM ( 14 hours ago )
White County wreck hurts one, shuts down GA 115
A single-vehicle wreck around 2:30 p.m. Saturday shut down or seriously impacted traffic on Georgia Highway 115 at the White/Lumpkin County line for about an hour.
1:21AM ( 19 hours ago )