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Wreck probe unfolds
Man struck by deputy critical
An early morning wreck July 2 on Veterans Memorial Boulevard has left one man hospitalized in critical condition. - photo by Submitted
No charges have been filed in connection with a head-on, two-vehicle wreck July 2 in Cumming that involved a Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy.

The wreck remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol, a spokeswoman at patrol’s Cumming post said.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Karleen Chalker said the driver of the other vehicle, 21-year-old Noe Garcia-Lopez of Kemp Drive in Cumming, remained hospitalized Wednesday. He was listed in critical condition.

According to a sheriff’s report, the incident happened about 6:19 a.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

Deputy Ronald P. Rush, 60, of Cumming was on his way to work when he reportedly lost control of his Ford Explorer and crossed over the centerline, striking a Ford Mustang.

Both Rush and Garcia-Lopez, who was driving the Mustang, had to be cut from their vehicles and taken by ambulance to North Fulton Hospital.
Rush was treated and released.

Chalker said Rush, who has been with the sheriff’s office since 2002, was expected to return to work Wednesday in the court services division.