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S. Hall County accident kills woman
Traffic in area was rerouted after incident
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A wreck Thursday morning killed a Gainesville woman at the intersection of Hog Mountain Road and Capitola Farm Road in South Hall County.

Nora Elizabeth Martinez was driving a Dodge Neon west on Capitola when she ran a stop sign and a Dodge Durango traveling north on Hog Mountain T-boned her car, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Daniel Joiner said.

Traffic in the area was rerouted down Capitola as crews rescued Martinez from the vehicle.

"She was trapped," Joiner said. "They got her out of the passenger side and cut her seat belt and everything. They didn't use the Jaws of Life because they couldn't get in from the driver's side. The entire left side of the vehicle was crushed in."

Martinez was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon. The driver of the Durango refused treatment and was not taken to a hospital.

Another wreck Friday morning near Interstate 985 Exit 24 injured two people.

A red Toyota pickup was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Ga. 365 when his vehicle collided head-on with a large white van, trooper Blake Taylor said.

The driver of the Toyota, a 64-year-old man, was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver of the van was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical with minor injuries.

Taylor said charges had not yet been filed.

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