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    One woman dead in Monday wreck
from Wackoman  
7/17/2012 2:15:51 PM

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  One woman dead in Monday wreck
Vehicle hydroplaned in rain, struck SUV


Alyssa LaRenzie
Alarenzie@forsythnews.com
July 17, 2012


A collision Monday afternoon in northeastern Forsyth County left one person dead and another injured.


Clara Garmon, 58, of Gainesville, was killed after being ejected from her pickup truck following a head-on collision at Hwy. 53 and Truman Mountain Road at about 4:13 p.m.


Garmon was headed west on Hwy. 53 when her 2006 Chevrolet Colorado hydroplaned in the rain and crossed into the turn lane, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office news release.


She struck a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban being driven by Brent Ehrler, 35, of Redlands, Calif.


Garmon’s truck then spun counter clockwise and stopped on the north side of Hwy. 53, according to the release.


“Both drivers were wearing their seat belts, however, Garmon’s seat belt broke and she was ejected into the bed of the truck,” the release states. “Garmon was pronounced dead at the scene.”


According to Capt. Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department, Ehrler sustained minor injuries in the wreck.


The accident shut down both roads for about two hours while an investigation was conducted, Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said.


No charges will be filed, House said.


The sheriff’s release states that alcohol or drugs are not suspected as factors. The investigation is ongoing.


http://www.forsythnews.com/section/1/article/13857/


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   Sad Deal from DaveT  7/17/2012 2:25:58 PM
  Man that would take a lot of force to break a seatbelt.


   as much as those guys travel from RJR  7/17/2012 2:37:12 PM
  it is sort of surprising they aren't involved in more accidents. Maybe there are more and we just don't hear about them?

Edited 7/17/2012 2:37:44 PM


   Wacko...... do you know from Hutch #10968 #10968  7/17/2012 3:06:52 PM
 What he was doing in the area and where his boat was? I am sorry but I do not keep up with the tournament trail... is there a tournament in the area? Thanks, Hutch


   Ehrler from TWalters #14553 #14553  7/17/2012 3:11:23 PM
 He was there practicing for the Forrest L. Wood Cup which is going to be held on Lake Lanier I believe.


   Wreck from RyanC/LanierSpots  7/17/2012 3:51:03 PM
 I have the pictures of the wreck. Its pretty bad. Brent was towing his boat and it left the trailer and came into the back of his vehicle. Pretty scary.. The front of his vehicle was mashed very bad....


Glad he is OK and very sorry for the young lady who didn't make it..


LanierSpots
Phone: 770-356-4136
Email: ryan@lanierspots.com
   something similar happened to Tony couch from Beartrap   7/17/2012 4:07:57 PM
 several years ago and happened somewhere around Lake Lanier....his back was messed up really bad and I think he still has problems.....Ryan probably has more info on this....
is Tony still guiding and fishing tournys?

Beartrap
   Happened on Brown's Bridge,,,,if I remember right. from ButchT  7/17/2012 7:30:26 PM
 Tony was one of the best at that time and it really sat him back. He had a fairly long recovery before returning to the professional level. One of the nicest guys you would ever meet.


Prayers and thoughts to Brent and his family and definitely for the lady that was killed. Sad deal all the way around.


   I have pics.... from Hellathump #12313 #12313  7/17/2012 10:56:56 PM
 Looks pretty knarly...Amazing he didnt get hurt really


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