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One killed, one injured in three-car crash

BUFORD - An accident involving three vehicles resulted in the death of a 22-year-old Buford woman Saturday.

Chylon Marie Gregory of Buford was killed after she failed to stop her van behind a vehicle at a stop sign on Woodward Mill Road around 8:30 p.m.

Preliminary investigations indicate Gregory swerved to miss the stopped Toyota Camry and entered the Satellite Boulevard intersection, colliding with an oncoming vehicle.

Cpl. Darren Moloney, Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman, said the force of the collision between the two cars caused the Camry to be hit as well.

The driver of the Nissan Altima who was traveling east on Satellite Boulevard and was struck when Gregory entered the intersection has been identified as 59-year-old Lydia Vinas of Lawrenceville. She was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where she remained in critical condition as of press time Monday.

Moloney said Gregory was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two children, 4- and 1-year-old boys, were in the Dodge Caravan at the time of the accident and were taken to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital with minor injuries.

Although the two vehicles struck the stopped Camry, the driver inside, 17-year-old Jennifer Mary Szarka of Sugar Hill, was not injured and did not require any medical attention.

Moloney said neither Gregory nor Vinas were wearing their seat belts, but Szarka was wearing her's at the time of the crash.

As to what driver is at fault, Moloney said the investigation is still ongoing.

He confirmed stop signs are the only type of traffic signal at the intersection of Woodward Mill Road and Satellite Boulevard.

"A traffic light wouldn't have made any difference," Moloney said.