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Driver charged in wreck that injured 3 women near Cumming
Stephens Jeremy
Stephens

FORSYTH COUNTY — A 37-year-old man faces charges in connection with a three-vehicle wreck last month that sent three women in their 20s to North Fulton Hospital with what authorities described as critical injuries.

Jeremy Stephens turned himself in to the Forsyth County Detention Center on July 28, according to Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

He has been charged with three counts of serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, too fast for conditions, distracted driving and following too closely.

Two of the three women were released from the hospital about two weeks after the July 14 wreck, Rodriguez said. The third was transferred to a local hospital as she recovers from several serious injuries, though they are not considered life threatening.

The collision occurred about 5 p.m. July 28 when Stephens reportedly rear-ended a BMW at the traffic light at Pendley Road and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, pushing it into a Nissan passenger car that was also stopped.

Locked together, the pickup and BMW skidded into the crossing and slid sideways before stopping.

The Nissan traveled completely through the intersection, which is southeast of Cumming.

All three women — a 24-year-old driver, a 23-year-old front seat passenger and a 22-year-old in the back seat — were in the BMW. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to free them from the vehicle.

The 43-year-old male driver of the Nissan was treated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

Stephens was not visibly injured in the wreck but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. He was released due to a then-ongoing investigation while detectives determined what caused the crash.