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.
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.