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One killed in accident with county transit van

NORCROSS -- One person died and another suffered serious injuries Saturday in a crash involving a Gwinnett County Transit van, authorities said.

The head-on collision between a car and the transit van happened about 9:15 p.m. on Beaver Ruin Road at Beaver Falls Drive, said Lt. Eric Eberly, spokesman for Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services.

Eberly said a car clipped another car and then hit the transit van head on. Firefighters found two people inside the car -- one dead and one trapped with extensive injuries. The injured person was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Firefighters also assessed the transit van driver, who denied any injuries and was released at the scene, Eberly said.

No identities were available Saturday evening.

The Gwinnett County Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit was called to the scene.