Man Arrested after Wreck that Killed One, Injured Two Others in Cumming

Man Arrested after Wreck that Killed One, Injured Two Others in Cumming

A two-vehicle accident at a busy Cumming intersection sent three individuals to North Fulton Hospital Friday afternoon, including one man who died from his injuries. The other driver was arrested in connection with the man’s death.

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Forsyth County News reports that the crash occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Marketplace Boulevard in front of a Taco Mac restaurant, where a Chevy Silverado t-boned a Mercury Grand Marquis.

The Grand Marquis was carrying a driver and three passengers, all of which were taken to North Fulton Hospital.

The driver, 81-year-old Quinton Lord, suffered serious injuries and passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The passengers, an adult female and a female child, are both in reportedly stable condition.

The driver of the Silverado was Jackson Martin, a 21-year-old man from Cumming. Martin was not injured in the accident and was carrying no passengers.

An investigation by the Georgia State Patrol determined that Martin ran a red light before hitting Lord’s vehicle. Martin was arrested on one count of second-degree homicide by vehicle.

He was taken to Forsyth County Jail, where he is being held on $3,410 bond.

Under the Georgia Criminal Code, Martin faces between three and fifteen years in prison if convicted of second-degree homicide by vehicle.

Georgia State Patrol closed down one lane of Market Place Boulevard for one hour Friday afternoon as it worked the scene of the crash.

Originally, Forsyth County News was told by fire chief Jason Shiver that Lord had suffered critical injuries. By Wednesday, it became clear that he had not survived his injuries.

This is the second accident Market Place Boulevard has seen this month. On July 13, two vehicles collided at an intersection on the road, injuring one driver.

 GEARS accident reporting service lists 19 auto accidents in Cumming for the month of July. Over 380 wrecks have been recorded thus far in 2016.

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