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Indictment comes in fatal wreck
Girl, 10, died after 2007 collision
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Forsyth County News

A Buford man has been indicted on multiple charges in connection with a Dec. 21, 2007, wreck that claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl.

Gregory Lee Wills, 41, was driving the truck that collided with a van at Hwy. 20 and Market Place Boulevard.

Kiran Rao, one of the van's passengers and a fifth-grader at Daves Creek Elementary, died 10 days later as a result of injuries from the wreck.

Her mother, Jennifer Rao, and brother, Alexander, were also hospitalized but survived.

Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Wills on two counts of homicide by vehicle, four counts of serious injury by vehicle, one count of driving under the influence and one count of reckless driving.

According to the indictment, Wills is accused of "driving at excessive speeds through a busy intersection after consuming alcohol."

McDonough attorney Matthew McCord, who is representing Wills, said he does not think his client is guilty of the charges against him.

"Obviously, this accident was a terrible tragedy," McCord said. "I think it'd be inappropriate for me to comment on the evidence at this point."

McCord said Wills' arraignment is scheduled for mid-January.

Wills was initially charged by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office with driving under the influence and two counts of causing serious injury by vehicle.

In April, he was charged with one count of homicide by vehicle.

Kiran Rao was an active volunteer with Safety Town, a program that is part of a national effort designed to introduce

kindergarten-age children to safety awareness and procedure.

In July, Safety Town gave its first Kiran Rao Volunteer of the Year Award to an 18-year-old who had worked four years with the program.

A stained glass window also hangs in her honor over the front doors at Daves Creek school.