Posted on Jun 17, 2013

Two different Forsyth County car crashes occurred on Monday, May 20, 2013, that led to one man’s death and serious injuries for two others. According to officials, both traffic accidents happened around 4 p.m. on different streets in Forsyth County. 

The fatal crash that claimed one man’s life took place at the intersection of Chattahoochee Road and Shady Grove Road. According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffrey Noda, 53, died in this wreck as he was making a left turn onto Shady Grove from Chattahoochee Road in his 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. Noda drove into the path of a Forth L9000 dump truck and was critically injured. He was flown by a helicopter to Grady Health System in Atlanta but died of his injuries. 

The truck driver, Joel Edmondson, of Cumming, suffered minor injuries in this tragic accident. According to authorities, no charges have been filed in this case.

The second crash that occurred around the same time seriously injured two people. This traffic accident took place on Bethelview Road and involved a 1994 Chevrolet S10, a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice, and another vehicle. 

Dewey Wyatt, 67, of Jasper, was traveling northbound on Bethelview in his S10 and came to a stop for traffic; however, the car behind his, driven by 33-year-old Shaun Kuhn, failed to stop and hit Wyatt’s pickup truck. Kuhn’s car then went into the southbound lane and hit the Caprice driven by 22-year-old Justin Westmoreland, of Cumming. 

As a result, two people—Westmoreland and his passenger Kayla Summers—were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries. The other two drivers were treated for minor injuries and released at the accident scene.

Kuhn was charged with following too closely and failure to maintain a lane. 

Shane Smith Law extends our condolences to the family and friends of Jeffrey Noda, and we wish everyone else injured in these wrecks full recoveries.

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