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Driver killed in west Forsyth crash ID'd as Dawsonville man
Wreck Bethelview 2

WEST FORSYTH — The name of the man whose life was claimed in a wreck Friday afternoon in west Forsyth was released by authorities over the weekend.

Ryan Unsworth, 35 of Dawsonville, was killed when his Nissan Altima collided head on with a tractor trailer while traveling south on Bethelview Road just south of Kelly Mill Road about 2:30 p.m. June 5.

The wreck occurred in front of The Shops at Kelly Mill. According to Robin Regan, a spokesman with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Unsworth’s vehicle was pushed north about 55 feet after impact.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

While the cause of the crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Regan said, it appeared the Altima swerved into the northbound lane and the path of the tractor trailer. Drugs and alcohol are suspected to be contributing factors.

The driver of the semi-truck, 51-year-old Tydus Tarver of Hiram, was not injured.

He was hauling non-hazardous fertilizer that took several hours to clean up, causing Bethelview Road to be shut down from the intersection to Pittman Road. There were no other vehicles or people involved.

More than one witness corroborated the movements of the two vehicles.

“I was at the stop light and saw the car turn left [onto Bethelview] and then just almost swerve into the other lane,” said one of the witnesses, Thom Tate.

According to Regan, “charges are not pending at this time.” The death was the third in a week on Forsyth County roads and at least the seventh this year.