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Driver dies after single-car wreck on Bethelview Road
Bethelview wreck
A Forsyth County Sheriff's Office deputy works an accident on Bethelview Road on Wednesday, Feb. 17. - photo by Ben Hendren

(UPDATE Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:45 a.m.): Officials with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office have released more details on a fatal single-car wreck on Wednesday afternoon, including identifying the driver as Sheila Giglia, 58, of Cumming.

According to a news release, the FCSO call center began receiving calls about a wreck on Bethelview Road near Polo Fields Parkway around 4:23 p.m. on Wednesday.

When deputies and other first responders arrived on the scene, they found Giglia, who was driving a 2007 Kia Sedona, unresponsive, and she was taken to WellStar North Fulton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 

According to witnesses and physical evidence, officials said Giglia was traveling west on Bethelview "and did not navigate the slight curve," crossing two lanes of oncoming traffic into the eastbound lane and going through the intersection at Polo Fields before striking a tree. 

The wreck remains under investigation. 


(UPDATE 7:50 p.m.): Forsyth County Coroner Paul Holbrook said the driver in a single-car wreck on Bethelview Road on Wednesday afternoon died after being taken to WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

Holbrook said the driver was the only occupant in the vehicle during the crash.

The wreck is being jointly investigated by Holbrook's office and the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.


An accident that sent one person to the hospital is causing delays along a busy Forsyth County roadway.

According to officials with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the southbound lane of Bethelview Road is down to one lane north of Polo Fields Parkway due to an accident. One person involved in the crash has been taken to a local hospital, officials said. 

Drivers are expected to face delays on the road and are advised to find alternative routes.

This story will be updated.