May 12, 2021

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Girl accused of killing pedestrian, dog in strike-and-run

Dominique Houston (Sandy Springs Police Section)

Law enforcement arrested a woman accused of fatally colliding with a 25-12 months-old pedestrian and his doggy on Sunday night time in Sandy Springs.

Police said 34-calendar year-outdated Dominique Houston of Newnan is accused of striking and killing Michael Farmer and his Catahoula, Bruce, in a motor vehicle. Houston faces two counts of hit-and-run, to start with-degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving and adhering to as well closely. 

Police reported officers uncovered the victims on Hammond Generate around Glenridge Push just after acquiring a connect with of a hit-and-run. 

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Police said Farmer, a Sandy Springs resident, had been strolling his dog in the area.

25-yr-outdated Michael Farmer (Image: Sandy Springs Police Department)

Investigators mentioned a white sedan shifting east struck Farmer and his canine, who the two suffered lethal injuries. Law enforcement uncovered the same vehicle was also concerned in a separate hit-and-run collision near Roswell Street and Interstate 285. 

Police explained the suspect was speeding away from the web page of the initial accident when the lethal pedestrian collision transpired. 

 Investigators recognized the motor vehicle as a 2020 white Chevy Malibu with a Florida tag and tracked the driver to Newnan with the assistance of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Law enforcement said officers took Houston to Sandy Springs for questioning and took the Chevy Malibu as proof. 

 Police reported they arrested Houston immediately after interviewing her. She was booked in Fulton County Jail.

This story has been up-to-date to suitable the age of Dominique Houston

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