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Deadly crash may have been alcohol-related

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

Two people died and three more were injured in a deadly Forsyth County car crash.  The crash occurred just before 8:30 pm on January 31, 2010 on Dawsonville Highway (S.R. 53) just west of Anderson Lake Road.
Deborah Elaine Mace, 44, of Gainesville was driving her 2005 Dodge stratus westbound on the highway when she crossed the center line. She collided head-on with an eastbound 2007 Kia Sportage.
Mace was seriously injured and flown to Atlanta Medical Center. She was alone in her vehicle.
The driver of the Kia Sportage was identified as 48-year-old Ricky Joe Frady of Suwanee. Frady died instantly in the crash.
Frady had three passengers in his vehicle. Fifty-seven year old Brenda Williams of Gainesville was also killed in the accident. She was a rear seat passenger.
Two more passengers were seriously injured and taken to the hospital. Eighteen-year-old Kishia Ray of Gainesville was flown by helicopter to Gwinnett Medical Center. Hattie Lorene Skywark, 48, was taken by ambulance to North Fulton Hospital. There is no word on the conditions of the injured.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s office has stated that both driving under the influence of alcohol and excessive speed may have been contributing factors to the accident. The accident is still under investigation.

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