Wrong-Way Driver Was Drinking Before He Struck, Killed Ga. Detective

A Doraville (Ga.) Police officer was responding to a home invasion call early Monday when a wrong-way driver struck and killed him in a head-on collision on I-20 in DeKalb County.

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A Doraville (Ga.) Police officer was responding to a home invasion call early Monday when a wrong way driver struck and killed him in a head-on collision on I-20 in DeKalb County.

The accused wrong-way driver may have been drinking before the predawn collision Monday that killed Det. Robert Shane Wilson, according to police.

At about 1:50 a.m., Doraville police received a call of a home invasion in progress. Officers arrived at the scene and took one suspect into custody, but a second suspect ran from the scene, according to spokesman Gene Callaway.

Det. Wilson was responding to the home invasion when the crash happened. The detective was heading west on I-20 in a Ford Edge when he was struck head-on by another vehicle traveling east in the westbound lane, according to Mekka Parish, DeKalb County Police spokeswoman.

DeKalb County police identified the wrong-way driver as Gene Jones, 39, of Dunwoody. He was driving a jeep when he hit the officer in the collision.

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