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Wreck on Hwy. 20 in east Forsyth involved a boat
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Forsyth County News

EAST FORSYTH — A two-vehicle accident involving a sports utility vehicle towing a boat left both drivers with minor injuries about 10 a.m. Monday, according to Georgia State Patrol officer Michael Tennant.

The T-bone collision occurred when a Honda minivan was exiting Greenwood Acres Drive with a red flashing light due to the intersection lights no functioning.

A Nissan Armada, driven by a 58-year-old Canton man, with a boat on a hitched trailer was traveling east on Hwy. 20 with a yellow flashing light, giving him the right of way, Tennant said.

The result of neither car stopping in the intersection caused the security latch to fail and the front hull of the boat to pierce the back windshield of the Nissan.

Tennant said the 67-year-old female driver of the van from Cumming was cited for failure to yield at an intersection.


Viper down


Old Atlanta Road was temporarily closed over the weekend between Nichols and James Burgess roads due to an accident involving a Dodge viper and a power pole.

A 17-year-old male driver who lives in southeast Forsyth was cited for driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane after he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pole near Lambert High School.

The vehicle was totaled, but the driver walked away with no injuries, Regan said. There were no passengers, and alcohol was not a factor.


Forsyth fugitive caught in Ohio


A fugitive from Forsyth County who had been wanted since December 2010 was caught earlier this month in Ohio, authorities said.

According to spokesman Robin Regan, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office worked with a federal agency and Ohio police after receiving a tip on the potential location of Patrick Florea, 39.

Florea was on the county’s most wanted list for charges including felony probation violation, possession of methadone, fleeing/attempting to elude, driving on the wrong wide of the road, suspended driver’s license, reckless driving and open container.