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Driver charged in fatal scooter wreck

A Buford man has been charged in connection with a fatal wreck last week.


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said John Stephen Simone, 44, turned himself in Monday and has been charged with one count of second degree vehicular homicide.


The wreck occurred about 8:40 a.m. Nov. 3 at Hwy. 20 and Windermere Parkway.


Carey James Abee, 52, of Dawsonville, died of injuries he suffered after his Taizhou Meiduo scooter was struck by a 2006 Isuzu box truck driven by Simone.


Authorities have said Abee was traveling east on Hwy. 20 when the truck, headed west on the road, failed to yield the right of way and turned left onto Windermere Parkway.


The truck drove over the scooter, hit the Windermere entrance sign and toppled over on its side.


Abee, House said, was trapped under the truck up to his waist.


A group of people lifted the truck and pulled Abee out from under it.


House said Abee was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth, where he later died.