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3 die in weekend wrecks
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Two separate wrecks over the weekend killed three people in or near Hall County.

A 45-year-old Dahlonega man was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV on Ga. 53 near the Forsyth-Hall County line.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the collision threw Sidney Paul Agent Jr. from the motorcycle and into the side of the SUV.

Agent was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he later died.

The wreck occurred about 6 p.m. near Chestatee Heights Road, according to sheriff’s investigator Ron Tomblin.

Tomblin said Agent was traveling west on a 1978 Harley-Davidson Low Rider motorcycle when a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer turned left into his path on Ga. 53.

The driver of the Trailblazer, 41-year-old Jimmy Darrell Barnett Jr. of Murrayville, was not injured.

His passenger, 39-year-old Melody Cowart, also of Murrayville, was treated for minor injuries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, according to the sheriff’s office.

No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

Sunday night at about 7:45, a wreck at Ransom Free Road and Ga. 283 in North Hall killed Lora L. Thompson, 50, of Clermont and Anna Grace Jones, 3, of Dahlonega.

Thompson was traveling south on Ga. 283 in a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville when a 2006 Ford Mustang driven by a 16-year-old male attempted to cross Ga. 283 at Ransom Free, Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said.

The front of the Mustang struck the left side of the Pontiac, killing Thompson and Jones, also a passenger in that car.

Another passenger, Ava Michelle Jones, 6, of Dahlonega, was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and later that night transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

A spokeswoman at that hospital said she could not provide information on the girl’s status.

The state patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the wreck.

Times regional staff writer Jennifer Sami contributed to this report.

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