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Teen dies from wreck injuries

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Suwanee teenager died Friday, a week after she was injured while riding in a pickup truck that struck a utility pole, police said.

Amberly Wright, 18, was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center Nov. 25 with life-threatening injuries she sustained after a Subaru Baja traveled off the road and struck a utility pole on Plunketts Road near Ontario Court in Buford, said Cpl. Kevin Moloney, the spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department.

The driver of the Subaru, 17-year-old Trevor Jack Gwin of Sugar Hill, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, Moloney said. Gwin was released Nov. 25 from the Gwinnett County Detention Center on a $2,031 bond.

Gwin, who was not injured in the incident, also faces a felony charge of vehicular homicide in the first degree, Moloney said.

Both Wright and Gwin were wearing seat belts, Moloney said.

Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford is handling Wright's funeral arrangements.