Woman Fleeing Hit-and-Run Commits Second Hit-and-Run During Escape

An unlikely series of tragic car accidents earlier this week resulted in the deaths of a Georgia man and his dog. The two were reportedly killed in a hit-and-run accident, which occurred because the driver was fleeing from the scene of a hit-and-run she had committed only moments before.

Police were called to the scene of an accident just before 8pm on Sunday, says ABC News. There, they found that a pedestrian, Michael Farmer, and his dog, Bruce, had been struck while they were walking. A white sedan reportedly hit them while traveling at a high speed and fled. 25-year-old Farmer and Bruce both sustained "fatal injuries" in the crash.

As police continued to investigate the accident, however, they made a bizarre discovery. Sandy Springs Police Traffic Investigators realized there had been another hit-and-run accident in the area only minutes earlier—and that it involved the exact same car.

"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," said the Sandy Springs Police Department in a statement on Facebook.

"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."

Investigators were able to determine "the identity of the suspected vehicle, a 2020 white Chevy Malibu with a Florida tag." Both the car and the suspect were found in Newnan, GA, a city about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta.

Sandy Springs Police also revealed the suspect's identity; 38-year-old Dominique Houston has been arrested and charged with the crimes, which include "following too closely," two counts of hit-and-run, first-degree vehicular homicide, and reckless driving.

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Online, Facebook commenters are reacting to the news with shock and horror. Some are also using the platform to share their memories of Farmer.

"Michael Farmer was one of the most optimistic, hardworking, and wholesome men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing," wrote one Facebook user. "He was a dependable teammate and a fiercely loyal friend."

"I think there should be [a] charge for killing the dog too, IMO," said another.

One commenter added that they "hope she never obtains another driver's license, should she ever be released from prison."

Houston is currently being held at the Fulton County Jail while she awaits prosecution.

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The incident reportedly occurred just before 8pm. Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images