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Dawsonville man dies in single vehicle wreck
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A Dawsonville man died in a single vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Elliott Family Parkway.

According to Georgia State Patrol Spokeswoman Robin Stone, the wreck occurred around 4:55 p.m. July 24.

James Everett Evans, 75, was driving a 1992 Ford Ranger and was traveling south on Elliott Family Parkway. While entering a left-hand curve, the vehicle traveled off the west shoulder, causing Evans to steer left, according to the report.

"The vehicle traveled across both lanes, off the east shoulder, traveling down an embankment and striking a tree with its left front fender and driver side door before overturning onto its right side, where it came to a final rest," Stone said.

Evans was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stone said he was not wearing a seat belt.

The road was closed between Hwy. 53 West and Howser Mill Road for an hour and a half.

According to his obituary, Evans was a lifelong resident of Dawson County and a deacon of Sweetwater Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lucille Kent Evans.

Funeral services will be held July 26 at 2 p.m. at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Flowers officiating. Internment is to follow in the church cemetery.

The family received friends July 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Evan's death marks the fourth fatality on Dawson County roads since the beginning of the year.

A 15-year-old girl from Suwanee was killed July 4 in a two car collision at Grizzle and Lumpkin Campground roads.

A 46-year-old man from Hapeville was killed May 26 on Ga. 400 after a motorcycle chase with police.

A 51-year-old man from Dahlonega was killed March 19 in a wreck on Elliott Family Parkway near Howser Mill Road.