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Police: Teen killed in pedestrian accident

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Sharon Mitchell-Golden (Photo: Gwinnett County police) Sharon Mitchell-Golden (Photo: Gwinnett County police)

Gwinnett County police say a 17-year-old was struck and killed by a vehicle early Wednesday morning while trying to cross Lawrenceville Highway.

Police say Dakota Waters was crossing the highway between Hamilton Road and James Road at around 7:30 a.m.  They say Waters was standing in a center turn lane outside a crosswalk when Waters was hit by a black 2007 Land Rover as it was attempting to make a left turn onto James Road.

They say the driver, 49-year-old Sharon Mitchell-Golden, was unable to stop her vehicle before striking Waters.

Waters was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center, and later died of his injuries.

Golden has been charged with a turn lane violation and second degree vehicular homicide.

Police say the wet weather conditions may have contributed to the accident. They say speed and alcohol are not considered contributing factors.

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