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Gwinnett Co. moped accident leads to surprise finds in ER


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A serious accident involving a moped in Gwinnett County, Wednesday, turned into much more when officers and medics investigated.

The accident happened at the intersection of Sugarloaf and Villa Ridge parkways where officers found the rider of a white moped suffering serious injuries.

The rider, Robert Burdette, 46, of Tucker was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Burdette ran a red light and crashed into the side of a Toyota Corolla that was attempting a left turn onto Sugarloaf Parkway. The driver of the car was not injured

However, back in the emergency room, personnel made several surprising finds on Burdette.

The first was a white, crystal-like substance on his clothes, police said.

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Charges filed in accident that killed dad, baby


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police Department has filed charges in a deadly accident.

Michael Schick, 26, is charged with two counts of Felony-Vehicular Homicide in the 1st Degree, two counts of Felony Serious Injury by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, DUI-.08, Speeding and Failure to Maintain Single Lane.

On Feb. 11, Schick was behind the wheel when police say his 2002 Honda Accord crossed into oncoming traffic, and struck a 2011 Toyota Camry carrying a family of three.

The dad, 29-year-old Sean Lowe, died in the crash.

The mom, 26-year-old Shana Fisher-Williams, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. She is still recovering.

The baby, 11-month-old Cameron Lowe, died on Feb. 21 of his injuries.

Suspects stole handicapped man's car


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -- Police are still looking for two men who stole a handicapped man’s car along with other vehicles from a custom body shop in Lawrenceville.

Professional handicapped golfer Dennis Walters was having his car customized for accessibility at QCA Customs on West Crogan Street when it was stolen early Wednesday morning.

Head of Gwinnett Co. Board of Commissioners delivers State of Gwinnett County Address


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash delivered the 2016 State of the County address Thursday afternoon, which included a number of items of interest to local residents, including benefits from the county's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and additional planning items. Read the full text of the Nash's speech below: 

Good afternoon. Thanks for being here today and for your contributions to the success of this great county.

It’s fitting that we meet here at the Infinite Energy Center to reflect upon the state of Gwinnett County and to look toward its promising future.

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Large number of Gwinnett students remain home with mystery illness


GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – A large number of Britt Elementary School students are still home sick nearly a week after a mysterious illnesses spread throughout the school.

Neighbors pull baby from car after deadly crash


 

Norovirus sickens dozens at Snellville school


SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- More than 100 students at Britt Elementary school in Snellville were out sick on Friday.

According to Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesperson Bernard Watson, 102 students were not in school when classes began, and another 25 checked out after not feeling well. 

On Thursday, a robo-call was sent to parents stating that the school had experienced a "higher than normal number of students who have become ill, experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea." The call encouraged parents to keep their child home if they were feeling ill.