GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- Gwinnett county police announced the investigation of one of their own Monday . The investigation centered on why an officer who was en route to a pedestrian accident left the roadway and struck two teens walking on the sidewalk.
One of the two teens, Jose Coreas-Mejia, 16, is in serious condition in a Gwinnett County Hospital. His cousin, Joel Melendez-Coreas, 18, was discharged after being treated for his injuries. Officer Scott York received minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
York is currently on paid, administrative leave at this stage in the investigation. According to investigators York was
was going east on Singleton Rd. near Stonewood Dr. with his blue lights and siren activated just before 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The officer said he tried to pass another vehicle in the center turn lane when that vehicle tried to merge in front of him. The officer tried to avoid an accident but lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle then spun out and crossed both lanes on the other side of the road before striking the two teenagers. The vehicle then struck two parked vehicles and a nearby home before it came to a stop. The investigation could be wrapped within a week, according to investigators.