Suspect ID'd in fatal Athens pedestrian crash

By Lauren Hunter Multimedia Journalist
Posted 12:06PM on Tuesday 12th October 2021 ( 2 weeks ago )

Athens-Clarke County police have identified the suspect in a fatal pedestrian crash that happened Saturday in downtown Athens.

According to a social media post, Donterris Gresham, 29, of Athens, was driving the Honda Accord that struck 20-year-old Ariana Zarse. Gresham has active arrest warrants for homicide by vehicle-1st Degree, hit and run involving serious injury or death, failure to obey traffic control device, too fast for conditions, and driving while unlicensed.

Zarse and a friend were attempting to cross Broad Street near the University of Georgia campus around 12:15 a.m. when Zarse was struck by Gresham. Gresham then left the scene.

Zarse was taken to a hospital where she died from her injuries. Her friend was not hit by the car.

Police are encouraging anyone with information on Gresham's whereabouts to call 911.

Donterris Gresham, 29, of Athens, has been identified as the driver of a car that hit and killed a young woman in Athens Saturday. (Photo: Athens-Clarke County Police Department Facebook)

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