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North Forsyth wreck second of week involving teen fatality
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Oliver - photo by For the Forsyth County News


* Wednesday night's fatal crash.

NORTH FORSYTH — An 18-year-old was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle crash, the second fatal wreck involving a Forsyth County teenager in three days.


The collision occurred about 7:13 p.m. at Bannister and Concord roads, near the Silver City community and not far from the Dawson County line, authorities said.


Taylor Oliver of Cumming was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a serious head injury, said Robin Regan, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.


Upon arriving, deputies found Oliver’s 2005 Ford F150 and a second pickup truck down an embankment. His vehicle had been traveling east on Bannister when it left the road to the right.


“The vehicle attempted to get back on the roadway and lost control, sliding sideways into the westbound lane,” Regan said.


Oliver’s truck “slid broadside” into a Ford F350 hauling a 24-foot trailer that was carrying a front-end loader, Regan said.


The second truck, occupied by two people who were not injured in the crash, struck Oliver’s passenger side door before they both slid down the embankment.


Jennifer Caracciolo, spokeswoman for the Forsyth County school system, said Oliver was a senior at Mountain Education Charter High School, which is not a Forsyth public school but has a location behind the Board of Education building on Dahlonega Highway.


He previously attended Matt and Silver City elementary schools and North Forsyth Middle and High.


The cause of the crash remains under investigation, though no charges are expected. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected, Regan said.


It was not immediately clear whether speed was a factor in the collision. Regan said “evidence suggests” Oliver “may have been” texting before the crash.


The fatality was the second this week on Forsyth County roads.


A single-vehicle crash at Dr. Bramblett Road and Milford Trail in north Forsyth on Wednesday claimed the life of one West Forsyth High School student and injured another.


Caleb Ammons, 17, died after he was thrown from a southbound 1998 Honda Civic when it left the road in a curve and went down an embankment.