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Driver charged with vehicular homicide after 1 victim dies

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An Atlanta man has been charged with vehicular homicide in addition to a DUI after one of his victims succumbed to her injuries.

Arelious Robert Cooper, 58, from Atlanta is accused of slamming into a College Park patrol car. In the wreck, two officers with College Park were injured along with Cooper's passenger who later died.

The collision happened Sunday, Jan. 20, around 7:10 p.m. on Camp Creek Parkway near Washington Road.

Georgia State Patrol identified the officers as J. W. Deake, 26, and K. Pogorzelski, 28. They were taken to Atlanta Medical Center. They were treated and released.

According to GSP, two College Park police officers were on a traffic stop when one of the patrol cars was struck from the rear by a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Cooper.

The impact pushed the first patrol car into the second. One of the officers was in the first patrol car and the second was on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Cooper's passenger, Patience Yvonne Hendrix, 47, from Smyrna, was the third victim injured in the collision. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. She died from her injuries Jan. 21.

Cooper was arrested Jan. 25. His charges include vehicular homicide, DUI, failing to maintain lane and violation of the Move-over Law. Cooper is in the Fulton County Jail without bond.

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