A Buford man faces homicide by vehicle charges in a five-vehicle wreck Sunday night that killed two people and injured eight others, including himself, on Interstate 985 North near Oakwood.
William Robinson, 33, was driving a Ford F-150 that hit the Ford F-150 in front of him, which then caused a chain reaction that involved three other cars in front of those trucks, authorities said. All five vehicles were in the left lane.
The driver of the other F-150, Virginia Hiscock, 66, and front-seat passenger William Hiscock, 55, both of Whitesburg, died.
State patrol said in a Tuesday afternoon email that the Hiscocks’ truck was slowing and preparing to stop after the three cars in front of it had stopped. That’s when Robinson’s truck ran into the back of the Hiscocks’ truck, authorities said.
Robinson faces two counts of homicide by vehicle, as well as charges of following too closely and not wearing a seat belt.
State patrol previously said the Hiscocks were wearing seat belts and that it wasn’t raining at the time of the crash.
Two passengers in the Hiscocks’ truck and a child in Robinson’s were taken to hospitals. Four people, including three teenage passengers, from another vehicle were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville before later being released. State patrol said none of the eight taken to hospitals were believed to have life-threatening injuries.
Robinson was in satisfactory condition at the Gainesville hospital as of Monday afternoon.
I-985 North was shut down around the crash scene near exit 16 for about four hours after the 5:10 p.m. Sunday crash.