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Cumming man arrested for alleged vehicular homicide
Vivekanandan Kandasamy
Vivekanandan Kandasamy

A local man has been arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle following a wreck on Peachtree Parkway that left one dead last weekend.

Vivekanandan Kandasamy, 39, of Cumming surrendered himself to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning and was charged with homicide by vehicle second degree and failure to yield right of way, according to Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Rainwater said that on April 14, Gregory Smith, a 64-year-old from Duluth, was pronounced dead at North Fulton Hospital after his motorcycle collided with a van at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Sharon Road. He said that Kandasamy, the driver of the van, allegedly failed to yield the right of way when turning onto Sharon Road and was struck by Smith, who was driving northbound on Peachtree Parkway.

“Through our investigation, Deputy First Class Andy Ives found that [Kandasamy] was at fault,” Rainwater said.

Kandasamy and a juvenile passenger of the van were unharmed in the incident.

Rainwater said that Kandasamy has been booked into the Forsyth County Jail and has no bond at the present time.