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Illegal U-turn cited in fatal wreck
Collision claims life of 49-year-old
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Forsyth County News

A 25-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide in connection with a Saturday night crash that claimed the life a motorcyclist.

Marian J. Anwar of Estates Path also faces a charge of making an improper left turn, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report.

Steven Terry Hitt, 49, of Castleberry Road died as a result of injuries suffered when his motorcycle hit the sport utility vehicle Anwar was driving.

The collision, which was the second fatal wreck of the week in Forsyth County and fourth this month, occurred about 6:15 p.m. Saturday on Castleberry Road, just southwest of Cumming.

The report said Hitt, who was traveling north on his 1985 Honda CB 650, collided with the 2007 Suzuki Vitara when Anwar attempted to make an illegal U-turn at Castleberry and Hutchinson roads. Hitt’s motorcycle struck the driver’s side door.

Hitt, Anwar and her passenger, 50-year-old Mona Samir Wilson of Cumming, were taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth for treatment, authorities said.

Hitt was later flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he died Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services for Hitt, whose obituary said he had owned a barbershop for 20 years, are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home.

Immediate survivors include his two children, mother and brother.

It has been a deadly month on Forsyth County roads.

On June 16, a 20-year-old man was killed when his vehicle slid under an 18-wheeler stopped at a traffic light on Ga. 400 at Settendown Road in north Forsyth.

Six days earlier, a 62-year-old Alpharetta man was killed when his pickup collided with a fuel tanker at Porter Lane and Hwy. 53 in northeastern Forsyth.

On June 3, a 39-year-old man died when his car crossed the centerline and struck a large box truck on Atlanta Highway near Castleberry Road in south Forsyth.

The first fatal wreck of the year occurred on May 4. An 18-year-old faces charges in connection with the collision on Keith Bridge Road that claimed the life of a 72-year-old woman.