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County worker killed in head-on wreck
Other driver, 18, charged in death
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Old Federal Road was closed Monday afternoon after a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and passenger car. - photo by Jim Dean
A 50-year-old longtime Forsyth County government employee was killed Monday afternoon when a motorcycle and vehicle collided head on in northwestern Forsyth. According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s report, John Lester Padgett of Jasper died at the scene of the wreck on Old Federal Road, just north of Blanton Lane near the Cherokee County line. The report said the collision occurred about 3:50 p.m. when a 2008 Mazda 3 being driven by Kaley Ashton Quarles, 18, of Kesler Court, came over a hill in a curve on the wrong side of the road and struck Padgett’s 1984 Honda VF1100.