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Gainesville woman, 91, dies after crash on way to see husband
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In Agnes Dupriest’s final hours, her daughter Theresa McCurry told her how she loved her and to say hello to her grandmother.

Dupriest, of Gainesville, was unable to talk but could nod her head to show she understood after suffering serious injuries in a wreck Saturday, March 26, in Gainesville.

For McCurry, it was not a goodbye but a time to remind her mother that they would see each other again one day.

“She was the best mother ever,” McCurry said. “(She) and my dad adopted me. I thanked her for that.”

Dupriest’s husband, Terry Dupriest, said she was driving to see him at the hospital around 9:20 a.m. Saturday in the area of Jesse Jewell Parkway and Bradford Street. He was admitted with low blood pressure

Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said Dupriest was driving a Ford Edge eastbound on Jesse Jewell Parkway. 

Dylan Cheek, 29, of Gainesville, was driving a Honda CR-V on Bradford Street waiting to turn left onto Jesse Jewell Parkway. 

When the signal was green, Cheek started the left turn and was struck by Dupriest, Van said.

Van said Dupriest was not wearing her seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

Cheek and his passenger had minor injuries but were not transported to the hospital.

The family said police came to the house and alerted them that Dupriest had been in a serious wreck. McCurry said she got to the hospital around 11 a.m. Saturday, and Dupriest died sometime after 4 p.m. that day.

Terry Dupriest said he met his wife after striking up a conversation in a club in 1965, leading to 56 years of marriage. Agnes was a seamstress known for her dressmaking, and the two enjoyed fishing and camping during their time together.

“She was a wonderful woman,” Terry Dupriest said.