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Forsyth Central Student Killed in Single-Car Crash

A 17-year-old Forsyth Central student was on her way to work when the accident happened Saturday morning.

(Update, 9-10-12 at 4:40 p.m. - comments from Forsyth Central Principal Rudy Hampton)

A student killed in a tragic car accident on Spot Road Saturday morning is described as a beautiful and pleasant employee.

Marimar Alvarez, 17, was heading to her job at , where she had worked for several months, when the crash happened around 8:06 a.m.

Alvarez, who was driving a 1995 Monte Carlo, came upon a curve eastbound near 3680 Spot Road. At that point Alvarez lost control of the car, according to Investigator Ron Tomblin of the . The vehicle then left the roadway, spun around and struck a culvert. When this happened Alvarez's car began to flip over, at least twice, before striking a tree.

Tomblin said she was entrapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. He also said no other vehicles were involved in the accident and excessive speed was a factor in the crash.

Alvarez, who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Everyone loved her, she was full of life and joy," said Francy Hollingsworth, one of the managers at the McDonald's where Alvarez worked. "If you saw her smile you would recognize it anywhere. She was absolutely beautiful."

Hollingsworth told Cumming Patch everyone at the restaurant is "broken-hearted" over Alvarez's death.

Marimar Alvarez's Facebook page is filled with condolences and pictures. One person wrote, "Even though you are no longer with us. You left us all with a wonderful memory of you. Your beautiful face and smile will remain with us. You won't be forgotten Marimar. You'll forever live in every single heart you touched. May you rest in the most heavenly peace."

Alvarez was a senior at Forsyth Central where she was the president of the International Club, helper of the Best Buddies Club for special kids, and a member of the student council and track team, according to her obituary.

"She was a wonderful young lady, very popular at school, very involved in school," said Forsyth Central Principal Rudy Hampton.

She was also a Sunday School Bible helper, missionary for Mustard Seed and a member of the Virgin Mary dance group.

"Any time you have a young lady with that kind of promise and future, it's a very sad occasion for everybody involved with the Central [Forsyth Central] family and Central community," said Hampton.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. at . Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at on Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cynthia Guzman September 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM
We will miss you lil princess espero que dios ahorita te tenga a un lado de el por q es donde deves de estar te queremos mucho... Y siempre te recordaremos con esa linda sonrisa tuya RIP MArimar Alvarez.
Dre Sewell September 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Imma miss you china, it's gonna be a tough year for all of us that love you but we will all meet up again one day.
robert September 11, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Hey hope that u are doing arlight we all miss u. I know u will be watching over us. we can belive that your gone, u will always be n are hearts. RIP Marimar Alvarez's u will always be with us <3
Karina Mendoza September 11, 2012 at 09:07 PM
We will miss u Marimar may u R.I.P
Rosa Gomez September 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM
we all will miss you marimar R.I.P li princess you were a beautiful inisent hard working and caring woman you are in a better place now with alot of light i love and miss you but i know ill see you one day!!!!

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