MARIETTA, Ga. - A 52-year-old Canadian national has been charged with causing a chain-reaction wreck that killed a Florida man last weekend on I-75 just north of Atlanta.
But Marietta police aren’t sure where suspect Dannie Mondor is or whether he’ll surrender.
“He knows this happened,” Officer David Baldwin told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He’s already been made aware of these charges.”
Police charged Mondor with first degree vehicular homicide and hit-and-run, both felonies, and improper lane change after tips from witnesses helped identify him through his tag number. Mondor, who also owns a home in Cape Coral, Fla., has an attorney and has been encouraged to surrender, Baldwin said.
Mondor was allegedly driving an RV southbound on I-75 in Cobb County on Saturday when he switched lanes near Delk Road and struck the back of a white Toyota Camry, police said.
The impact caused the Camry to cross all lanes of I-75 and hit a black Toyota Prius and two other vehicles, police said. The Prius struck the median wall and flipped, killing a front seat passenger.
“It happened right in front of him,” Baldwin said.
The victim in the Prius, Bradley Braland, 40, of Winter Garden, Fla., was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected in the crash. He died at the scene. A woman driving the Prius sustained minor injuries and was treated at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. A 4-year-old boy in the backseat was uninjured, police said.
No other injuries were reported in the wreck, which temporarily blocked several lanes of traffic Saturday afternoon.
Investigators have spoken by phone with Mondor but are unsure of either his location or that of the RV, which is considered evidence. In addition to a warrant for Mondor’s arrest, the RV’s registration has been flagged in a national database for law enforcement.
Anyone with information regarding Mondor’s whereabouts or the RV is asked to contact police.