As of Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SUWANEE -- A major roadway remained closed Wednesday night nearly four hours after a wrong-way wreck killed two at the intersection of McGinnis Ferry and Scales roads.
Capt. Cass Mooney, a spokesman for Suwanee Police, said that investigators were still determining the exact cause late into the evening, but it appeared the incident involved a "head-on collision in the eastbound lane with one vehicle going the wrong direction."
Officers arrived at the scene about 6 p.m. Wednesday shortly after the crash to find wreckage of two passenger cars: a silver BMW and an Oldsmobile.
Mooney said the Oldsmobile "appeared to have crossed the center line at a break in the median."
The Oldsmobile's driver died at the scene as did a passenger in the BMW. The names of victims were not released Wednesday night pending notification of their families.
As of 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Mooney said that officials were still trying to clear the roadway, and officers continued to investigate what led to the crash.
Officials used detours to divert traffic through the area, Mooney said.
He said it could not yet be determined whether alcohol was a factor in the incident.