The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who passed away as Maria Josefa Martinez, 60, of Cumming. Deputy Doug Rainwater with the agency noted the cause of the accident remains under investigation. UPDATE at 2:56 p.m.
Capt. Jason Shivers with the Forsyth County Fire Department has confirmed one victim in Monday's accident on Georgia 400 has passed away. The female victim was transported to Northside Hospital-Forsyth in critical condition where she died from her injuries. The woman was driving a small sedan, which was one of three vehicles involved in the accident. One adult male was transported in stable condition to the hospital. A vehicle — a full-size van — also caught fire at the scene of the accident.
UPDATE at 12:38 p.m.
Georgia 400 southbound at Exit 16 has been reopened, but surface streets remain congested. Streets experiencing heavy traffic include Pilgrim Mil Road, Bald Ridge Marina Road and Highway 9 heading towards downtown Cumming.
The Forsyth County Fire Department reported there are injuries as a result of the three-vehicle accident. ORIGINAL STORY
An accident has shut down all lanes on Georgia 400 southbound at Exit 16/Pilgrim Mill Road.
According to 11 Alive, one northbound lane of traffic is also closed due to the accident, which involves one tractor trailer and at least two vehicles.