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Victims identified in Tuesday’s 2-car wreck

POSTED: March 14, 2013 1:01 a.m.

Authorities have released the names of the two drivers who were killed in a head-on wreck Tuesday morning in North Forsyth.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Valerie Jean Martin of Cumming and Shane Michael Thurmond, 42, of Dawsonville, died after the collision on Ga. 53 near Porter Lane.

The wreck occurred about 9 a.m. Tuesday when a 1994 BMW driven by Thurmond crossed the highway and struck a 1991 Honda Civic.

Martin was driving the Honda. Neither vehicle had any passengers, according to authorities.
The Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation of the crash, which shut down the corridor for some time.

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