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Motorists die in separate wrecks

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett police are investigating two crashes that led to the deaths of two motorists this week.

Wednesday afternoon, Terry E. Moseley of Oakwood was killed when his 1996 Chevy Astro van ran off Interstate 985 just north of Interstate 85 in Suwanee, said Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney.

According to a police press release, preliminary investigations indicate Moseley failed to keep his van in his lane, ran off the road and down an embankment, colliding with several trees shortly after noon Wednesday.

Moloney said Moseley, the only one in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Moloney said the 52-year-old was wearing his seat belt, and it is unknown why Moseley's van left the roadway.

Results of the crash are pending from the Medical Examiner's Office, Moloney said.

Just a day before Moseley's deadly crash, two Gwinnett County teens were involved in an accident on Steve Reynolds Boulevard in Norcross.

Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Garcia, 19, of Norcross and Jessica Vega, 19, of Duluth were traveling north on Steve Reynolds Boulevard in Rodriguez-Garcia's 1998 Ford Expedition at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday when the vehicle crashed, according to a press release.

In an attempt to avoid hitting a vehicle stopped on the road, Rodriguez-Garcia swerved into the left lane, losing control of the SUV, according to police. The vehicle rolled over, ejecting Rodriguez-Garcia from the vehicle. Moloney said Rodriguez-Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing his seat belt, according to police.

Moloney said Vega, who was wearing a seat belt, was not ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center and released the same day.

Moloney said alcohol and drugs do not appear to have contributed to the accident, but investigators are awaiting toxicology reports. He said speed appears to have contributed to the crash.