44-Year-Old Woman Killed in Forsyth County Pedestrian Crash Identified


The Gist: The pedestrian killed in a vehicle collision on Keith Bridge Road in Forsyth County has been identified as 44-year-old Melissa Browne, formerly of Gainesville.

The Details: The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the victim from the tragic crash that occurred on the evening of Jan. 8. Melissa Browne, a 44-year-old woman previously residing in Gainesville, was the pedestrian struck and killed. The next of kin has been notified. The accident involved a Dodge Caravan, driven by a 57-year-old man from Cumming, which collided with Browne as she was crossing the road near Freedom Parkway.

In Context: This incident took place in a poorly lit section of Keith Bridge Road, between a Waffle House/Ingles and a QT. The area’s lack of sufficient lighting has raised concerns about pedestrian safety, especially during night hours.

What You Can Do: Pedestrians are reminded to wear visible clothing, particularly in low-light conditions. Drivers should exercise caution and remain vigilant for pedestrians, especially in areas with poor lighting.

What’s Next?: The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into the accident. Further updates may include findings from the investigation and potential discussions on improving pedestrian safety measures in Forsyth County.

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