Lawrenceville woman killed in Memorial Day crash

A Gwinnett woman was killed when a pickup truck she was driving ran off the road and into a tree early Monday, police said.

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A Gwinnett woman was killed when a pickup truck she was driving ran off the road and into a tree early Monday, police said.

A Lawrenceville woman died Monday evening from injuries suffered early Memorial Day in a single-vehicle crash, Gwinnett County police said Tuesday.

Yovana Gonzalez, 23, was heading south on Oak Road about 3 a.m. when the 2014 GMC Sierra she was driving lost control around a curve, hit a street sign, struck a large tree and burst into flames, police said.

A 22-year-old passenger was able to make it out of the pickup, but Gonzalez had to be cut out the truck by first responders, Gwinnett police said.

Both were taken to Gwinnett Medical center with life-threatening injuries, but Gonzalez died less than 24 hours later.

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