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Salesman dies after collision with SUV
Motorcyclist veers into oncoming lane
David Garabedian - photo by Submitted
Funeral services were Monday for a Forsyth County man who died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle wreck late last week.

David Garabedian, 51, was flown Friday to Atlanta Medical Center after his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle in White County.

A spokesman with the Georgia State Patrol said the wreck occurred about 11 a.m. on Hwy. 75, north of Helen. Garabedian died later that day, authorities said.

Garabedian was traveling south on his 2007 Honda CVR 600 when he reportedly crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and struck a 2007 Ford Explorer head on.

The state patrol has not released the name of the other driver.

No charges have been filed and no one else was injured in the incident.

Garabedian was sales manager at Ed Voyles Acura, where he had worked for a year.

A spokeswoman at the dealership in Atlanta described the Rhode Island native as “very outgoing, gregarious ... never met a nicer person.”

She said Garabedian was a “hard worker” who was well known in the car sales community, where he had been employed for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Paula of Cumming; parents, Jean and Edward Garabedian of Albany; daughter, Leigh Ann Arnold of Dawsonville; and sister, Valerie Bryant of Warwick.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.