SOUTH FORSYTH — The woman killed Sunday morning in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Ga. 400 near the North Old Atlanta Road overpass has been identified as 21-year-old Maria Gonzalez of Cumming.
According to the sheriff's office, the Forsyth County 911 center had been receiving reports of a vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes.
Deputies were responding to the area between Exits 13 and 14 when the crash occurred about 4 a.m.
Robin Regan, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, said the Honda Accord that Gonzalez was driving struck a northbound Nisan Xterra driven by 27-year-old Ashley Held, also of Cumming, head on. The Xterra landed on its side, with Held trapped inside.
Firefighters had to remove her from the wreckage. She was reportedly in critical condition when flown by air ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene.
Although the crash remains under investigation, alcohol is suspected to have been a factor, according to the sheriff's office.