Emily Osborn
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Freightliner strikes, kills Forsyth County woman

A woman died Monday afternoon when a Freightliner hit another vehicle, then went into oncoming traffic and hit her car, a Forsyth County sheriff’s official said.

Emily Osborn, 42, of Cumming, was dead at the scene at Dahlonega Highway and Punch Hammond Road, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater said Tuesday.

A Honda Odyssey driven by Pedro Rolon, 61, of Cumming, was heading north on Dahlonega Highway and about to turn left onto Punch Hammond Road, according to the sheriff’s office.

The northbound Freightliner hit the Honda from behind, Rainwater said.

After it hit the Honda, the Freightliner went into the southbound lane and hit Osborn’s car, a Toyota Camry, according to the sheriff’s office.

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James Lumpkin, 41, of Cumming, was driving the Freightliner, and Troy Lester, 22, of Cumming, was in the front passenger seat.

Lester was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The crash is under investigation.

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