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Fatality in Monday morning wreck
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A Dawsonville man is dead after an April 9 car wreck on Hwy. 9, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Heinz Boehm, 89, was attempting to turn north on Hwy. 9 from a private driveway just before 10 a.m. Failing to yield to oncoming traffic, Boehms 1990 Nissan Axxess was struck on its left side by a 1999 Ford Econoline van, driven by James Pruett, 68, also of Dawsonville.

Boehm was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

Two passengers inside the van, Sharon Pruett and Venitta Pruett, were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. According to a hospital representative, both were discharged from the emergency room.

James Pruett was not transported from the scene.

In a separate incident Monday morning, there were no injuries in an earlier one-vehicle wreck at Hwy. 53 and Holcomb Road.

She ran out of the road, and hit the ditch and overturned, said Trooper Darius Goss with the Georgia State Patrol. The one-vehicle wreck involving a Dawsonville woman took place shortly before 9 a.m.

Publisher Kimberly Boim contributed to this article.

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