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Cumming man charged in wreck that killed Gainesville man
Wreck was on McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400
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A Cumming man has been charged in connection with a two-vehicle crash that killed a Gainesville man on McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400 last week.

Vincent Sams, 53, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree vehicular homicide, failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to use due regard while operating a motor vehicle, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred about noon Nov. 17 at McFarland and the entrance ramp to Ga. 400 North.

Franklin Smith, 49, of Gainesville was attempting to turn left onto Ga. 400 from eastbound McFarland in a 2006 Toyota Corolla.

As Smith made the turn, Sams was reportedly traveling west on McFarland in a 2011 Ford Mustang and struck the passenger side of the Corolla as he entered the intersection.

Evidence at the scene indicated Smith had a green arrow to make the left onto Ga. 400, said Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, at the time.

When deputies arrived, Smith was unresponsive “with an obvious head injury.”

He was taken in critical condition to an area hospital, where he later died, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sams was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

He was booked into the Forsyth County Jail on Tuesday. As of Tuesday afternoon, bond had not been listed.

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