Mother, child die; 3 hurt in 2-vehicle wreck in south Forsyth



SUWANEE, Ga. — A 43-year-old Forsyth County woman was killed Aug. 7 and her daughter, 11, died two days later after a weather-related two-vehicle crash on Old Atlanta Road near Sharon Road in south Forsyth County.

Two other children and an adult were also hospitalized.

Tracy Bieler, 43, of Suwanee, the driver of a 2002 Toyota Camry, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bieler’s 11-year-old daughter, Caroline Addlesburger, who was a passenger in the front seat, was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite in critical condition.

She passed away about 10 a.m. Aug. 9, according to Forsyth County Sheriff Deputy First Class Michael Nelson of the crash investigations unit.

Addlesburger was a Riverwatch Middle School.

A family friend, an 11-year-old girl seated in the backseat of the vehicle was also transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite with non-life threatening injuries to her face.

The driver of the other car, a 2012 Honda Odyssey, Mujtaba Syed, 40, of Cumming was transported to North Fulton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A 7-year-old passenger in the Odyssey was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite with a broken arm.

About 11 a.m., Beiler was traveling southbound on Old Atlanta Road near Estates of Old Atlanta subdivision when she lost control of the car while coming around a curve.

The Camry traveled into the southbound lane and struck the northbound Odyssey.

The front end of the Honda Odyssey hit the Camry on the passenger side, Nelson said.

Nelson said rainy weather conditions contributed to the 11 a.m. crash. Forsyth County was experiencing heavy rains and flooding at the time of the accident.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing.

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