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Man's death third on county roads since Friday
Collision occurred at Hwy. 141 and Sharon Road
One man was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle wreck at Peachtree Parkway and Sharon Road. - photo by Jim Dean

A 60-year-old Suwanee woman has been charged in connection with a fatal wreck Monday afternoon in south Forsyth.

Catherine Ann Hoover was released after being cited by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office with one count each of failure to yield while turning left and second degree vehicular homicide.

The wreck occurred about noon at Hwy. 141 and Sharon Road.

Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Shelton said Hoover was turning left onto Sharon when her Mercedes ML320 struck the driver's side of a Ford Ranger pickup that had entered the crossing.

The truck overturned, killing 70-year-old Grady R. Chapman of Ball Ground.

His grandson and passenger, Rodney Padgett, was taken to North Fulton Hospital. Shelton said Padgett's injuries were not life threatening.

The wreck was the third fatality on Forsyth County roads since Friday.

Sheriff's Capt. Tim House said Mark A. Ruff, 42, of Rolling Oak Circle was killed Saturday night when his GMC pickup crashed shortly after striking another vehicle at Doc Bramblett Road and Hwy. 20.

According to Sheriff Ted Paxton, deputies found the truck about two minutes after the hit and run at Doc Bramblett and Wallace Lake Circle in northwestern Forsyth.

Paxton said the truck headed north on Doc Bramblett and apparently passed two vehicles before veering off the left shoulder. Ruff reportedly lost control and collided with a tree.

Deputies subsequently confirmed the truck was the one that had been reported in the hit and run.

Paxton said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Friday morning, 38-year-old Matthew Inman was killed when the Pontiac Firebird in which he was riding crossed over Buford Dam Road into the path of an oncoming BMW.

The driver of the Firebird, 21-year-old Jera Coen, has been charged by the sheriff's office with failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions and second degree vehicular homicide.

Authorities have said ice on Buford Dam Road likely was a factor in the collision, which happened near the Ga. 400 bridge in Cumming.