An accident in Forsyth County left the operator of a scooter dead. The driver of the truck that struck the scooter, John Stephen Simone, has been charged with one count of second degree vehicular homicide, in connection with a fatal wreck last week. The wreck occurred about 8:40 a.m. Nov. 3 at Hwy. 20 and Windermere Parkway. Carey James Abee, 52, of Dawsonville, died of injuries he suffered after his Taizhou Meiduo scooter was struck by a 2006 Isuzu box truck driven by Simone. Authorities have said Abee was traveling east on Hwy. 20 when the truck, headed west on the road, failed to yield the right of way and turned left onto Windermere Parkway. The truck drove over the scooter, hit the Windermere entrance sign and toppled over on its side. Abee, House said, was trapped under the truck up to his waist. A group of people lifted the truck and pulled Abee out from under it. House said Abee was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth, where he later died.
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