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71-year-old woman dies in pedestrian accident

Woman struck while crossing Windermere Parkway



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 71-year-old woman has died from injuries suffered when she was struck by a van..

Maria Vinci, of Cumming, was hit by a Dodge Caravan at 6:17 a.m., April 27 while she was attempting to cross Windermere Parkway at New Gate Drive.

The van, driven by Adrian Rowland, 41, of Sugar Hill, was traveling south on Windermere Parkway toward New Gate Drive. Rowland said he saw Vinci in his lane as he reached the intersection and attempted to steer to the left while braking, but the Caravan struck Vinci in the roadway. Vinci was pronounced dead at Northside Hospital Forsyth after being transported by ambulance.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Specialist Unit.

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