Gwinnett Police Seeking Witnesses in Fatal Car Wreck

The Gwinnett County Police Accident Investigation Unit is asking anyone who witnessed a fatal car accident in Lawrenceville on Tuesday to contact investigators.

's Accident Investigation Unit is asking anyone who witnessed or has information regarding a fatal accident that happened in Lawrenceville on Tuesday to please contact authorities.

The accident happened at about 12:42 p.m. April 10 at the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. A 22-year-old Sugar Hill man died in the wreck.

According to a press release, investigators report that a white 1998 Chevrolet, driven by Kenneth Hayden, 22, of Sugar Hill, was stopped on Sugarloaf Parkway waiting to turn left onto Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd. A black 1997 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Jonathan Bagwell, 28, of Loganville, was traveling north on Sugarloaf Parkway and intended to continue north. Hayden turned into Bagwell's path as the light turned from green to yellow, causing Bagwell's vehicle to hit the right side of Hayden's vehicle. Hayden died at the scene as a result of the injuries he sustained. Bagwell was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.
Officials report that alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor. However, an investigation is ongoing with regard to speed and right of way. Anyone who witnessed this accident or who has information about it is asked to contact Investigator D. Hammack at 678-442-5628.


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