Bond denied for woman accused of vehicular homicide
By MYFOXATLANTA STAFF
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -
A judge denied bond Wednesday for the woman accused of causing a deadly 6-car pileup on Highway 316 Sunday.
Police have charged Sabrina Townes with Vehicular Homicide and Driving with a Suspended License. Townes appeared in a Gwinnett County courtroom Wednesday and was given no bond.
The multi-vehicle crash happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 316 near the Riverside Parkway exit at around 3:30 p.m. Pamela Leak, of Lawrenceville, died in the crash.
The crash backed up traffic for miles and forced drivers off of the highway as police shut down Highway 316 for some time. Police re-opened the highway Sunday evening.
Investigators believe that driver clipped another car, causing both to lose control and hit other vehicles. Some vehicles ended up on the other side of the highway, hitting more cars and causing one truck to rollover.
As Lawrenceville police began their investigation they learned Townes was accused of causing another deadly crash back in February of 2012. Lymeng Lim, 47, was killed in that crash.
Townes appeared in court Tuesday in DeKalb County and was granted a $300,000 cash only bond for the 2012 wreck. Townes told a DeKalb County judge Tuesday afternoon she had seizures while behind the wheel. DeKalb police say Townes lied to them and claimed a male driver fled the scene.
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