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Gwinnett man dies in Forsyth crash

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 53-year-old Norcross man was killed during a Friday morning car accident in southern Forsyth County.

According to Forsyth officials, Michael Stanley Carter was driving his Honda Accord northbound on Ga. Highway 9 when he "apparently ran the traffic light" at the intersection with Pendley Road.

Carter struck a Mitsubishi SUV turning onto the highway at about 6:45 a.m., and was pronounced dead at the scene, Forsyth sheriff's department spokeswoman Karleen Chalker said. Responding officers noted that Carter was not wearing a seatbelt.

Alcohol, drugs or excessive speed are not considered factors in the collision, Chalker said.

The driver of the second car, a 48-year-old Cumming woman, was taken to North Fulton Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation, Chalker said.