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One dead after Hwy. 20 crash
Local woman survives head-on wreck
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Forsyth County News
A Forsyth County woman is back at home following a head-on collision Wednesday morning that claimed the life of the driver whose vehicle struck hers on Hwy. 20.

Officials with North Fulton Hospital said Laura Cook, 38, was released after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in the emergency room.

The wreck happened about 8 a.m. on Highway 20 at Water Tank Road near the Macedonia community, Cherokee County authorities said.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said 29-year-old Joshua Goforth of Canton was traveling east when his Honda Accord crossed the centerline and struck Cook's Jeep Cherokee.

“We don’t know why he crossed the line,” he said. “He was headed home. He had worked the night shift, so he was on his way home from working. She was headed to work.”

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The highway was shut down in both directions for about two hours, Baker said.

The investigation is continuing.

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