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Woman dies in 2-car collision on Barnwell

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A 72-year-old Johns Creek man allegedly crossed the center line while driving northbound on Barnwell Road Oct. 11 around 4 p.m. and struck and killed Ernesta Josie Billups, 42, of Norcross who was driving from the opposite direction.

The police report states witness information and evidence indicates John Marion Mills, of Old Alabama Road, was approaching the intersection of Rivermont Parkway when he crossed the double-yellow center line driving a 2014 BMW 640i and collided head-on with Billups.

According to police, Mills received one visible injury to his arm. He told police at the scene that he could not recall what had happened. He was taken to North Fulton Regional Hospital for examination.

Billups, driving a 2014 Ford Focus SE, was apparently dead at the scene.Johns Creek Police said the investigation was ongoing and did not say whether Mills was arrested.

–Hatcher Hurd


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