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Gainesville driver charged for 2018 fatal wreck in north Forsyth County
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Sean Campbell

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide this week in connection with a head-on collision that left one woman dead and one man injured in late 2018, authorities say.

Sean Charles Campbell, 31, was taken into custody by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, July 26 following an investigation by the sheriff’s office’s Traffic Specialist Unit into a 2018 fatal wreck along Jot Em Down Road, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cpl. Jenny Belafi.

According to previous sheriff’s office reports, at about 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2018, a 2001 Toyota Sequoia traveling east on Jot Em Down Road allegedly driven by Campbell crossed over the center line and struck a Honda CRV, driven by Barbara M. Fowler, 71, of Dawsonville head on.

At the time of the wreck, sheriff’s office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater told the Forsyth County News that the force of impact from the collision took the vehicles off the roadway and into a nearby yard.

Fowler was later pronounced dead at the scene, while her husband was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

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Forsyth County Coroner Lauren McDonald, center, talks with Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman, right, and a sheriff's deputy at the site of a fatal wreck on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, on Jot Em Down Road. - photo by Brian Paglia

Campbell received minor injuries from the wreck and refused treatment at the scene.

Belafi said on Friday that the sheriff’s office’s investigation found that Campbell was allegedly the driver at fault in the wreck.

Campbell has now been charged with homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, failure to maintain insurance and driving on the wrong side of an undivided street.

As of Friday afternoon, Campbell was being held in the Forsyth County Jail under a bond of $24,605.