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Local teen killed in overnight wreck
Cristina Cruz
Cristina Cruz

Law enforcement officials have announced that a local teen has died following a single vehicle wreck in south Forsyth early Wednesday morning.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS, driven north down Ronald Reagan Boulevard by 19-year-old Cristina Cruz of Cumming, “failed to negotiate the curve” at Old Atlanta Road, left the road and struck a tree on the westbound side of Old Atlanta Road, according to a news release from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The release states that Cruz was transported to North Fulton Hospital by ambulance where she was later pronounced dead.

An obituary from McDonald and Son Funeral Home states that Cruz was a graduate of Forsyth Central High School and worked locally at Los Rios restaurant in Cumming.

A visitation for Cruz will be held on June 23 from 2-10 p.m., with funeral services taking place at 7 p.m. in the McDonald and Son funeral home chapel, according to the obituary.

Los Rios manager Miguel Granados called Cruz the "baby" of the Los Rios family, and said that she was a hard worker with dreams of going to college.  

"She worked here for almost five years, but basically she was part of our family ... she was always happy and would make jokes for us to laugh," Granados said. "Los Rios will be missing her." 

The release states that the cause of the wreck is still under investigation by the Forsyth County Traffic Specialist Unit.