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2 killed in area traffic accidents
One accident took place near East Hall High School
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Two area people were killed in weekend accidents.

Stevie Bois Clair, 42, of Homer, was traveling north on Old Cornelia Highway, when his motorcycle went off the road and into a ditch early Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle.

The wreck, which was reported to authorities at 4:15 a.m., took place at East Hall Road and Old Cornelia Highway in front of East Hall High School.

Other details, including what may have caused the wreck, weren’t available.

Also, the Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating the death of Julian Baugh, a 67-year-old tow truck operator from Lula.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Baugh, the operator of the tow truck failed to activate the emergency brake of the vehicle before stepping out of it at 12:38 p.m. Friday.

After the vehicle rolled forward, Baugh fell and was struck by the vehicle while he tried to press the brake pedal with his hand. said M.K. Wyman, a police spokesman.

Baugh died at the scene as a result of his injuries, Wyman said.

The police department’s Accident Investigations Unit responded to the accident.

The accident took place in the 2000 block of Amber Creek Drive in Buford.

Otherwise, the weekend closed out with a quiet Halloween.

Area authorities said Sunday night that while they stayed busy making sure costumed children were going safely from house to house, there were few problems.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office had planned to step up patrols in area neighborhoods.

Also, deputies were expected to be watching harder for drunken drivers and speeders on the roads, said Col. Jeff Strickland, sheriff’s office spokesman.