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Two men killed in separate car crashes

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

At about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday in Duluth, Ade Abdu Akil Edwards, 20, of Lawrenceville hit a wooden fence after he failed to round a curve while turning onto Pond Road from Old Norcross Road, police spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney said Wednesday in a news release.

Edwards, who was driving a 1995 Dodge Neon, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries, Moloney said.

Edwards was wearing his seat belt. Alcohol and speed appear to have contributed to the crash, Moloney said.

In a two-vehicle accident at about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday in Buford, a 64-year-old man from Suwanee was injured when he was struck by a vehicle while turning left onto Cumming Highway from Arbor View Way, Moloney said.

The man, who has not been identified because police are trying to notify his next-of-kin, was at fault in the wreck because he failed to yield while turning left, Moloney said. The man was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

The identity of the other motorist and information about the vehicles involved in the crash was not available as of press time.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the accident, Moloney said.

The Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit is looking into both crashes.