A 16-year-old driver hit a car and killed the passenger in a wrong-way crash, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

Cumming teen hits car in deadly wrong-way crash, authorities say

A 16-year-old driver is accused of hitting a car and killing the passenger in a wrong-way crash in Forsyth County.

Authorities responded to the accident about 7:25 a.m. Sunday on Keith Bridge Road just east of Leland Drive, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Doug Rainwater said Monday in a statement.

The teen was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu east on Keith Bridge Road when the Malibu crossed over the centerline and hit a westbound 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Jose Flores, 28, of Gainesville, was driving the Grand Prix, and the victim was his front-seat passenger.

Manuel Oblea-Suarez, 59, of Gainesville, was taken to Northeast Medical Center, where he later died.

Flores and the teen driver also were taken to the hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, Rainwater said.

The name of the 16-year-old is not being released because he is a minor, according to the sheriff’s office. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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