Friday February 22nd, 2019 1:39PM

Man dead, woman charged in Friday wreck near Dahlonega

A Dahlonega man is dead and a woman is facing charges in connection to a head-on collision that happened early Friday morning near Dahlonega.

Margaret Elizabeth Riches, 26, of Dahlonega was headed north on Ga. 9 near Pink Dogwood Lane when she allegedly crossed the center line, and hit an on-coming Hyundai Sonata with her Toyota Camry, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The crash was reported at 5:25 a.m.

The driver of the Sonata, Joseph Angelo Chiero, 56, was partially ejected when the vehicle overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Riches suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment.

She's been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to maintain lane.

A third driver, Brandon Roscoe Nix, 36, of Dahlonega was also involved, as his Chevy Cruz struck several large pieces of debris from the wreck. Nix was uninjured.

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