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Teen cited in wreck that injured classmate
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Forsyth County News


A 16-year-old Lambert High School student may lose his driver's license as the result of a two-vehicle wreck last month that injured a classmate.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Inv. Ron Tomblin said the sophomore, whose name is not being released due to his age, faces one count each of failure to yield and violating his Class D license in connection with the Feb. 17 wreck.

With a Class D license, the teenager was not allowed to drive with a passenger under 21 that is not a family member during his first six months of being licensed.

“He could lose his license for up to six months, but that will be up to a judge,” Tomblin said.

The teen was driving a 1999 Jeep Wrangler east on Windermere Parkway when he turned left onto Melody Mizer Lane and into the path of a westbound BMW.

The collision injured the teen's passenger, 18-year-old Paige Allison Wheeler, who was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Wheeler, a senior at Lambert, remains hospitalized but is reportedly improving.

The woman driving the BMW, 45-year-old Halyna Ivaskiv of Alpharetta, was released from North Fulton Hospital the day after the wreck.