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Boy killed in crash on I-85 in Gwinnett Co.

By Staff
DULUTH - A little boy was killed in a one-vehicle crash on I-85 at Boggs Road Wednesday afternoon when his father veered off the highway and into an exit sign.<br /> <br /> Gwinnett County police investigators said Juan C. Velasquez-Dominguez, 33, of Norcross, was traveling southbound on the I-85 connector/distributor around 3:50 p.m when his vehicle careened off the interstate and hit the concrete base for the I-85/Boggs Road exit sign.<br /> <br /> As a result of the crash, Juan Velazquez, 7, the son of the driver, was critically injured; he died later at Gwinnett Medical Center. Investigators said the boy was unrestrained in the vehicle. <br /> <br /> Another child, Sophia Ramos, age 5, also was unrestrained in the vehicle. She suffered non life-threatening injuries.<br /> <br /> The other occupants of the vehicle, 10-year-old Nelson Tucas Belloso and <br /> 35-year-old Sara Ramos-Martin, also were injured, according to investigators. Belloso, Ramos-Martin and Velasquez-Dominguez were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.<br /> <br /> Investigators said Velasquez-Dominguez remains hospitalized. He faces charges of<br /> vehicular homicide 2nd degree, no drivers license, improper lane change/failed to maintain lane, safety restraint/child and reckless conduct.<br /> <br /> <br />
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