A woman who died following a three-vehicle wreck Monday in north Forsyth has been identified by authorities as 42-year-old Emily Osborn of Cumming.
A man also suffered minor injuries following the incident, which occurred around noon on Dahlonega Highway (Hwy. 9 north) at Punch Hammond Road.
According to a news release from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, investigators determined that a 2000 Honda Odyssey was northbound on Dahlonega Highway about to turn left on Punch Hammond Road when it was struck in the left rear side by a 2008 Freightliner moving truck going northbound on Dahlonega Highway.
After hitting the Odyssey, the Freightliner went into the southbound lane of Dahlonega Highway, striking a southbound 2004 Toyota Camry on the driver’s side driven by Osborn, who died at the scene.
The driver of the 2000 Honda Odyssey was Pedro Rolon, 61, of Cumming.
The driver of the Freightliner was James Lumpkin, 41, of Cumming, and in the passenger seat was Troy Lester, 22, of Cumming. Lester was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.
“The driver of the truck was uninjured and the passenger of the truck had minor injuries. He was walking wounded and was transported with those injuries,” said Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Unfortunately, the driver of the sedan died [on scene.]”
The driver of the third vehicle, a van, was not injured.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Specialist Unit worked the scene, which closed Hwy. 9 north of Keith Bridge Road (Hwy. 306) for several hours Monday.
Deputies will release the cause of the accident and any additional information pending the outcome of TSU’s investigation.
TSU works serious and fatal crashes, and this marks the county’s 13th fatal wreck so far this year.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, as of Nov. 28, the state had recorded 1,379 roadway fatalities in 2017.
Last calendar year, 1,561 people died on Georgia roads.