GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - As family members finalized funeral plans for the victim, police announced an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run collision Tuesday. According to Gwinnett Police, Shiquata Johnson, 31, died Sunday after she was hit by two different cars as she crossed Annistown Road near Hidden Bluff Trail. Officers said she was not in a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing at the time of the crash.
Police said the first driver, Orane Lamont, 29, stopped at the scene. The second, however, Phouvath Phounsavath, 63, did not.
Officers searched and later found Phounsavath at a nearby church surveying his car. Police arrested him for felony vehicular homicide and felony hit and run.
Johnson's mother said her daughter was a giving person who cared about those around her and leaves behind two young sons. "She was a good girl. She cares about people and she did the best she could," said Sandra Johnson. "I never would've thought it would happen to me, but she will be missed and I know she's in God's hands."
Johnson said she plans to follow Phounsavath's case through the court system. "It helps me a lot to be able to know that justice will be served and you know, I'm glad that the police caught him," she added.
A viewing for Johnson will be held Friday at Pollard Funeral Home in Atlanta. Her funeral will take place Saturday.