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Driver dies from crash injuries

Name of victim released

POSTED: September 13, 2013 11:45 a.m.

An 82-year-old Gainesville woman died Friday morning following a Tuesday two-vehicle collision involving a concrete truck on Ga. 400, authorities said.


Rose Marie Robertson was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after the wreck in critical condition.


According to Doug Rainwater with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was initially trapped in her vehicle, which was pinned under the truck. She was eventually freed, but sustained life-threatening injuries.


The wreck, which occurred about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Settingdown Circle and Bottoms Road in north Forsyth, shut down Ga. 400 north for nearly two hours.


No charges have been filed and the sheriff’s office’s investigation is ongoing. No other vehicles were involved.


It remains unclear exactly how the wreck occurred. According to Rainwater, the woman’s vehicle somehow got in front of the concrete truck in its lane.


The crash was the second involving serious injuries in a two-day span on Ga. 400.


Monday morning, a 60-year-old school custodian from Cumming died after the 2009 Toyota Yaris she was driving struck a Freightliner tractor-trailer and a 2004 handicapped-equipped Ford Econoline van just south of Pilgrim Mill Road.


Maria Josefa Martinez was pronounced dead at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.


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