James Earl White, 73, of 1794 Harrogate Court, Grayson, was charged Monday with vehicular homicide and failure to obey stop sign following a traffic fatality in Lilburn on Sunday. Shirley Jones, 86, of Norcross died in the accident.
According to the report from Gwinnett County Police Department, White, driving a 2005 Lincoln Navigator, was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Louis and Killian Hill roads in Lilburn at about 1:46 Sunday. Jones, driving a 1992 Geo Prizm, was traveling north on Killian Hill Road when White pulled out in front of her, causing a collision. White and his passenger were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with minor injuries. Jones was transported to Emory Eastside Medical Center where she died as a result of her injuries.
It is reported that neither alcohol nor speed were considered a factor in this accident. White turned himself into the Gwinnett County Detention Center at 10:49 a.m. on Monday morning and was release immediately on $5,900 bond.