Officials had to divert traffic while firefighters work to extricate the body of a 56-year-old man whose car crashed into a cement power pole in south Forsyth County.
Mr. Raymond Holbrook, of Bentley Road, in Cumming, died shortly before midnight Monday at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Laurel Springs Parkway, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators on Tuesday were still trying to determine what caused the single-vehicle crash.
Investigator Ron Tomblin said Mr. Holbrook was driving a 2000 Ford F-150 truck that was headed north on Peachtree Parkway shortly before he crashed.
After Mr. Holbrook passed the Laurel Springs Publix entrance, the vehicle left the roadway, traveling about 50 feet down the sidewalk, Inv. Tomblin said.
The vehicle then re-entered the roadway, traveled another 75 feet and left the roadway again, crossing over the sidewalk and striking a cement power pole, the investigator said.
Mr. Holbrook was trapped in the vehicle, Inv. Tomblin said.
Traffic was diverted for approximately 30 minutes as the Forsyth County Fire Department extricated Mr. Holbrook’s body from the truck, Inv. Tomblin said.
No one else was inside the vehicle.
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