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Two teens suffer minor injuries in north Forsyth crash with deputy

NORTH FORSYTH -- A four-car crash in the Chestatee area involving a deputy left two with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon.

Around 5 p.m. Feb. 21, Georgia State Patrol responded to an accident on Keith Bridge Road (Hwy. 306 east) at its intersection with Westbrook Road, which is west of Jot Em Down Road.

A Forsyth County deputy who was driving a marked 2014 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle had slowed down, waiting to turn onto Westbrook Road, with the car behind him – a 2005 BMW – also slowing, according to Robin Stone, a spokeswoman for GSP.

A Gainesville woman driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer was reportedly driving “too fast for the wet roadway conditions and following the [BMW] too closely” when she rear-ended the BMW, causing the car to “travel forward and hit the [deputy’s] vehicle,” Stone said.

The women said she was driving and singing along to music and “traffic just stopped,” and she reportedly swerved to avoid hitting the BMW.

Two 18-year-old females were riding in the BMW and suffered non-life threatening injuries and were later transported to Northside Hospital-Forsyth, Stone said.

After the initial crash, the BMW and the Charger were still in the road when a Gainesville man driving a Ford van “too fast for conditions” crashed into the BMW, striking it a second time, Stone said.

He was not injured, nor was the deputy, though the cars were not drivable and had to be towed.

Stone said the Gainesville woman and man were both found to be at fault for the crash.