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Woman killed in Ga. 400 collision in Dawson County
A two-vehicle wreck closed down Ga. 400 southbound in front of BB&T Friday morning. A woman driving a Toyota Prius died from injuries sustained in the crash. (photo by Jessica Brown, Dawson County News)

A two-vehicle head-on collision killed one and injured another early Friday, Sept. 21, at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Ga. 53.

According to a report from Georgia State Patrol, a black Toyota Prius driven by Sherri Deal, 55, of Sugar Hill, was traveling north on Ga. 400 around 9:15 a.m. in the right lane of the left turn lanes that continue to Ga. 53 West. A red Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Benny Smith, 66, of Gainesville, was traveling south on Ga. 400 in the left lane. 

Deal failed to obey the traffic control device and ran the red light, the report states. The front of Smith’s car struck the front passenger side of Deal’s car.

Deal was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she died due to her injuries she sustained in the crash.

Smith also was transported to the Medical Center for treatment.

The report states seat belts were in use in both vehicles and alcohol is not suspected in the crash.

Allie Dean

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