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Woman killed in Feb. 10 wreck on Browns Bridge Road

A Gainesville man was injured and a woman riding with him was killed Saturday, Feb. 10, when authorities say their car crossed the center line on Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County and struck a pickup truck.

Wachovia Thompson, 26, of the city of Forsyth, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the car, Ryan Travanti Stephens, 34, was transported to a hospital. The driver of the pickup truck, Paul Stewart, 43, of Cumming, and two juveniles riding with him also were injured and taken to a hospital. Authorities said their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that Stephens lost control of a 2002 Infiniti and crossed the center line while heading eastbound on Browns Bridge Road near Floyd Lane just before 3 p.m. Thompson was riding in the front passenger seat when the Infiniti hit a 2006 Chevrolet K3500 traveling west on Browns Bridge Road.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

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