Buford Highway westbound lanes closed after serious wreck
Officials with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arereporting that the westbound lanes of Buford Highway (Hwy. 20 east) are closedafter a serious accident involving six vehicles near Ga. 400.
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GBI IDs man in wreck
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Forsyth County News
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the body found at the scene of a fiery wreck last week as a 59-year-old Forsyth County businessman.

James A. Cash was traveling alone in his 1991 Honda Accord when it crashed early Tuesday morning on Pendley Road, authorities said. The car left the road and struck a tree.

A passing motorist reported the incident. The Honda was engulfed in flames when emergency personnel arrived.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins said Cash’s body had been “burned beyond recognition” and authorities could not determine the vehicle’s license tag number.

Cash’s vehicle and remains were sent to the GBI crime lab for examination.

According to his obituary, Cash was the owner and operator of North Georgia Lighting in Cumming and “will always be remembered by his loving nature and generosity to everyone he met.”

Immediate survivors include his son, William F. Cash III of Atlanta; fiancee, Elaine Sams of Cumming; and several siblings and their families.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday.

According to the sheriff’s office, the wreck is still under investigation.

It was the second of two fatal crashes in a 13-hour span last week.

A 60-year-old Forsyth County man died Monday night after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a GMC Yukon on Bald Ridge Road at Lanier 400 Parkway.

The driver of the Yukon, 20-year-old Diego Castaneda of Canton, has been charged with one count of second-degree homicide by vehicle.