By Jon Haworth

A Georgia woman has been arrested after allegedly killing a man and his dog in a hit-and-run as she was speeding away from another hit-and-run minutes earlier.  

Michael Farmer, 25, was taking his Catahoula named Bruce for an afternoon walk on Sunday in Sandy Springs near Atlanta when they were both fatally struck by a white sedan that fled the scene. 

Sandy Springs Police Department
Michael Farmer (left), 25, and his dog Bruce were killed in a hit-and-run accident police say was allegedly committed by Dominique Houston (right), 38, in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in the evening on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

The driver of the 2020 Chevy Malibu with Florida tags was identified as 38-year-old Dominque Houston, Sandy Springs police said.  

Police said Houston hit Farmer and his pet as she was driving at a high speed away from another accident she was involved in at a nearby interchange.   

‘Sandy Springs Police Traffic Investigators learned that minutes prior to this deadly incident, the same hit-and-run vehicle had been involved in an additional hit-and-run crash with another vehicle while in the area of Roswell Road and I-285.

The suspect was fleeing the first incident at a high-rate of speed when it struck the pedestrian and his dog; causing fatal injuries to both,’ the Sandy Springs Police Department said in a statement.  

Authorities apprehended Houston in nearby Newnan and seized her sedan.  

She was arrested on multiple charges including reckless driving, two counts of hit-and-run and first-degree vehicular homicide.  

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