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Drunk Driver Causes Deadly Car Accident

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A drunk driver by the name of Gregory Lee Wills may soon be facing felony vehicular homicide charges after causing a deadly car wreck on December 11, 2007 in Forsyth County. According to officials, one of the passengers involved in the dui accident, a 10-year-old minor, recently passed away due to the injuries she sustained. The young girl bravely battled for her life for more than a week at Scottish Rite prior to her passing according to the corner Lauren McDonald. The young girl’s mother, who was also the driver of the mini van, was airlifted to a local Atlanta area hospital and is still recovering from her injuries at this time. Gregory Wills, of Buford Georgia, was initially charged with driving under the influence at the time of the car accident.

In situations like this, the elevated charge of felony vehicular homicide is needed to deter similar acts in the future and to hold the responsible drunk driver accountable. There is nothing more important than life and now because of Willis’ careless, wanton and willful acts, the lives of this family will never be the same. No jail sentence or civil penalty will ever make things right, but it will certainly help this family move forward and make our society as a whole a safer place for having done so.