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Dawsonville man dies after crash along War Hill Park Road
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A local man has died from injuries sustained during a single-vehicle wreck in southern Dawson County last weekend. Douglas Gifford, 57, of Dawsonville, died after being a passenger in a July 9 wreck, according to preliminary findings spokesperson Konswello Monroe shared from an ongoing Georgia State Patrol investigation.

GSP troopers from Cumming’s Post 37 investigated a single-vehicle crash in Dawson County on July 9 at 6:36 p.m. 

Investigative results thus far indicate that an SUV, in which Gifford was the passenger, was traveling west on War Hill Park Road when the driver failed to maintain her lane while trying to maneuver around a curve on the roadway. 

The driver’s vehicle then traveled up an embankment, struck a tree, and overturned, coming to rest in the middle of War Hill Park Road. Both the driver and Gifford were taken to a local hospital. Gifford later succumbed to his injuries, according to the preliminary results. 

Gifford’s next of kin has been notified. 

GSP’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team B (SCRTB) is assisting with the investigation. 

The crash report is not currently available to be released, according to GSP. DCN will update this story when more information is made available. 

Note: The title of this article has been amended to reflect that a local man died following a July 9 vehicle wreck from injuries incurred during the accident.