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Lawrenceville driver strikes tree, dies

DACULA -- A 25-year-old Lawrenceville man died Sunday morning when he lost control of his car in Dacula and slammed into a tree, police said.

Police said Bernard F. Jacques was driving his 1997 Honda Civic south on New Hope Road toward Palm Creek Court when he lost control for unknown reasons and struck a tree near a curve. Jacques died on scene, said Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter.

There's no indication that speed or alchohol were factors in the crash. Jacques was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, Ritter said.

-- Josh Green