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Gallaudet Student Killed in Accident

December 8, 2009

Victim Identifed in I-75 Wrong Way Crash

Victim Identified as Jamin Zachery

ATLANTA — A driver going the wrong way in downtown Atlanta caused a fatal head-on collision.

Police said the driver, Theus Monroe, 26, was heading north on I-75 southbound when he hit another car. Tuesday was Monroe’s birthday.

Police said Jasmin Zachery, 25, was in the other car and died in the crash. Her family told CBS Atlanta’s Tony McNary that Zachery was deaf. She was a student at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Her family said Zachery was on her way home from a friend’s house when the crash occurred.  

Police said Monroe was traveling at a high rate of speed when he collided with Zachary.

Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles and had to be freed.

Monroe is in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital with head injuries.

He was arrested for reckless driving, serious injury by vehicle, and driving the wrong way.


  1. Purple
    December 16, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Shocking!!! I know Jasmine Zachery from Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Atlanta, Georgia. I was teacher’s aide that time. I knew her as a quiet and sweet girl. So sad! She’ll be missed dearly.

  2. Blue
    December 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Ill always remember Jazzy for her beautiful smile, outstanding personality, motivation towards life. The deaf community who knew her are stunned by her immediate death. We pray she is in a much better place; soaring high with the angels. Until we meet again~ Jasmine Jahan Zachary: Forever missing you.

  3. Levella
    December 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    My heart gose out to her family specail her mother my daughter use to attend the same school Atlanta area school for the deaf Jasmin rip

  4. January 11, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Shocking news…

    Knows her when we went to Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and Model Secondary School for the Deaf.

    Saw her around few times in Atlanta, very bright girl and her smile cheer folks life.

    Godspeed Jasmine Zachery.


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