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Woman charged in fatal I-85 wreck
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Woman charged in fatal I-85 wreck

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman has been arrested after a fatal accident that tied up traffic on Interstate 85 for hours Thursday morning.

Maria Catalina Zelaya Torres, 44, of Norcross has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane and driving without a license. She is in the Gwinnett County Jail on an immigration hold.

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The wreck happened shortly after 7 a.m. on northbound I-85 at Steve Reynolds Boulevard in unincorporated Duluth.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said Zelaya Torres's Honda Odyssey swerved and clipped a tractor trailer driven by 39-year-old Eric Murray of Minneapolis, Minn. Both drivers lost control and their vehicles slid off the road.

Murray was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 62-year-old Bryant Garrott, also of Minneapolis, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Zelaya Torres was also transported to Gwinnett Medical Center; after being discharged, she was taken to the Gwinnett County Jail.

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