North Fulton County

Longtime Forsyth County EMT, wife of deputy identified as victim killed in head-on crash

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County public safety community is mourning the loss of one of its own.

Gina Ayres, an EMT from Central EMS, died after a head-on collision with a Mustang on Ga. 20 Thursday morning.

“Gina was a beloved member of the Forsyth County public safety family having served the Forsyth County community as an EMT for many years,” the Forsyth County Fire Department wrote in a Facebook post.

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Ayres and her coworker were heading to a call when they were involved in a three-vehicle accident where four people were injured.

Georgia State Patrol says that just before 7 a.m., the ambulance, which was traveling east, went in the center lane to pass traffic.

A tractor-trailer that was pulling a tanker and traveling in the opposite direction slammed on its brakes to let the ambulance pass.

A Mustang behind the tractor-trailer swerved into the center lane to avoid the truck. The Mustang and the ambulance hit head-on.


Ayres leaves behind her husband, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office’s Deputy Sheriff Tony Skindzier, and their two children. The FCSO asked that people extend prayers to their family.

Her dedication and service is an example we wish to highlight and remember with the highest degree of dignity and honor,” the office said.

The FCFD said Ayres served the Forsyth County community as an EMT for many years and asks that everyone keep the their family in your prayers.

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