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Victim identified in second metro wrong-way crash
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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Police are reporting yet another deadly wrong-way crash in the metro-Atlanta area in 24 hours.

The latest accident happened on Georgia 400 in Forsyth County, officials said.

It ended with a head on collision and one woman dead.

A deputy for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said the calls started pouring in about 4:15 a.m.

Drivers were reporting a car traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Georgia 400 near Exit 13.

Then, moments later, a new batch of calls began to roll in.

This time, drivers were reporting a head-on collision between two cars.

When deputies got to the scene, one woman – later identified as Maria Gonzalez, 21, of Cumming, Ga. -- was already dead.

Another woman, Ashely Held, 27, was trapped in her car.

Emergency crews managed to remove Held from the wreckage and she was air-lifted to Grady Hospital in critical condition.

Deputies said the crash happened right at the crest of the hill so, more than likely, the drivers didn’t see each other until the last second.

“We do have our traffic specialists on-scene,” Deputy Robin Regan said. “They will work to reconstruct the accident [and] find out exactly what happened. Also, we’re working on notifying the families and continuing to work the scene.”

At this point, the investigation is ongoing and authorities aren’t sure exactly how the crash happened but said in a release that alcohol is suspected to be a factor.

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