Vahid Husic, 40, of Lawrenceville, was charged with two counts of first degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving and following too closely. Husic was denied bond and has not been released from the Cobb jail.
The double-fatality crash occurred last month on Interstate 75, just north of the Hickory Grove Road overpass in Acworth.
Eight vehicles were involved in the wreck that occurred at about 2:20 p.m. as traffic in the northbound lanes of the interstate was slowing or stopping for a construction zone.
Husic was driving a white 2005 Volvo semi-truck when Cobb police say he struck the rear of a black 2006 BMW.
Husic was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, but the driver of the BMW, Gregory Millsaps of Marietta, was knocked forward into the rear of a white 2011 Chrysler Town and Country minivan.
The minivan then plowed into another semitruck and four other vehicles, according to Cobb Police. Millsaps, 47, died when his car became fully engulfed in flames, police said.
The driver of the Chrysler minivan, Jonathan Phenicie, 38, of Cumming, and his father, Dale Phenicie, 72, of Peachtree City, who was sitting in a rear seat, were transported by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The front seat passenger and wife of Dale Phenicie, 71-year-old Barbara Phenicie, was pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.
— Rachel Gray