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Georgia State Patrol releases details in Hwy. 136 wreck that injured five
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Georgia State Patrol has released details on a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Thursday on Hwy. 136 just west of Eagle Creek Farm Road in Dawsonville. The wreck left five people injured including three children. 

According to GSP spokesman SFC Curtis W. Bradshaw, state troopers were called to investigate the scene of the crash around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 31. 

Bradshaw said that a 2005 Buick LaCrosse, driven by Michael Don Land, 38, of Dawsonville, was traveling west on Hwy. 136 when it veered off the road to the left and traveled down a steep embankment. The car struck some small trees at the bottom of the embankment and came to rest on the south shoulder of the roadway. 

Land and an adult passenger, Crystal Gooch, 30, also of Dawsonville, were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment. Land suffered non-life threatening injuries while Gooch suffered serious injuries in the crash, Bradshaw said. 

There were also three children in the vehicle, aged 4, 5, and 6. 

According to Bradshaw, all were taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, with two of them being transported by helicopter from the scene. The third was initially transported to Northeast Georgia medical Center and later transferred to Children's Healthcare. 

Two of the children suffered serious injuries while the third suffered non-life threatening injuries, Bradshaw said. 

"The crash is still under investigation and this is all we have to report at this time," Bradshaw said. "I have no time table on how long it will take to complete the investigation."