A 2-year-old girl has died from injuries sustained when the car she was a passenger in went off the road in Dawson County on Wednesday.
The driver, Frances Louise Duncan, 69, of Jasper, died shortly after the single vehicle 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.
The 2-year old, Adelyn Eubanks of Ball Ground, was taken from the scene to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by ambulance and then airlifted to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta.
Georgia State Patrol confirmed Thursday afternoon she later died of her injuries.
“Georgia State patrol emphasizes that seat belts do save lives and encourages everyone to wear a seatbelt,” Stone said.
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 was killed Sept. 18 on Ga. 400 in a single vehicle wreck.
A 75-year-old man from Dawsonville died 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.