A Jasper woman and her 2-year-old great-granddaughter were laid to rest this weekend after dying from injuries sustained in a single vehicle wreck in Dawson County earlier in the week.
Frances Louise Duncan, 69, died shortly after the wreck that occurred just before noon Sept. 27 on Hwy. 53 W in Dawsonville.
According to Georgia State Patrol Spokeswoman Robin Stone, Duncan was driving a 2009 Kia Sportage eastbound on Hwy. 53 while negotiating a left hand turn.
Duncan’s vehicle traveled off the south shoulder of the road and then traveled into a ditch where it struck an embankment of a deep drainage culvert, Stone said. The vehicle then overturned in the drainage culvert with the front and hood area against the embankment with the rear facing up.
Duncan received fatal injuries in the wreck. She was not wearing a seat belt.
Her great-granddaughter, Adelyn Grace “Addie” Eubanks of Ball Ground, was a passenger in the vehicle and was taken from the scene to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by ambulance, and then airlifted to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta.
Eubanks died Sept. 28.
Obituaries from Roper Funeral Home and Crematory state that Duncan and Eubanks were laid to rest together at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at Four Mile Baptist Church in Jasper. The family received friends at Roper Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Oct. 1.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Duncan and Eubanks: https://www.gofundme.com/louise-addie-memorial-fund.
The deaths mark the sixth and seventh fatalities on Dawson County roads since the beginning of the year.
A 19-year-old man from Suwanee died Sept. 18 on Ga. 400 in a single vehicle wreck.
A 75-year-old man from Dawsonville was killed July 23 on Elliott Family Parkway in a single vehicle wreck.
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.