At about 7:45 a.m. on November 20, a car carrying 3 high school students was hit head-on by a drunk driver. Why someone would be drunk at 7:45 a.m. is beyond us. However, the authorities determined that the driver was indeed intoxicated at the time of the crash.
37-year old Cherrie Pulido of Mt. Airy was driving a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Camp Creek Road. She crossed the center line and smashed into a 2001 Ford F-150 head on. The impact was so bad the rescue crew had to extract both drivers from their vehicles.
The driver of the pickup truck was 17-year old Carlo Christo Morales of Baldwin, Georgia. He was on his way to school with his brother and cousin at the time of the crash. Sadly, Morales’ injuries were so bad, he didn’t survive.
His brother, Obertino Morales and his cousin, Jose Jimenez Castro, both 15-years old, were injured as well. They were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. They are in critical condition.
The driver of the Jeep was also rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries. The authorities determined that she was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
Pulido was charged with DUI, 3 traffic citations, and 1st degree vehicular homicide. They typically don’t charge someone with 1st degree vehicular homicide unless their behavior was rather reckless. We can only imagine how intoxicated she was at the time of the accident.
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