One student killed, 20 injured in school bus crash


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — A Dawson County teenager was killed this morning and 20 students injured when a passenger car ran head-on into a Hall County school bus on Thompson Bridge Road in Hall County.

The deceased student has been identified as Summer Faith Anderson, 13, a seventh-grader at Dawson County Middle School who was in the passenger car. An unidentified fifth-grader at Kilough Elementary School was also injured and transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Multiple injuries were reported to the passengers on the school bus which was transporting students to Mount Vernon Elementary. They were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

The accident occurred on Thompson Bridge Road near Yellow Creek Road.

Georgia State Patrol is investigating. No other details are available at this time. Fetch Your News will provide further details when they become available.

In a formal statement to parent, guardians and staff, School Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs said: “I am writing with great sadness to inform you that one of our students, Summer Anderson, was in an automobile accident this morning and has passed away. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Summer’s family and friends.

“Members of our Crisis Response Team are available to meet with students individually and in groups today as well as over the coming days and weeks. Please contact the school office if you feel your child is in need of additional assistance; we have a list of school and community mental health resources.”



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Fannin County firefighter killed by falling tree


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — A Fannin County volunteer firefighter was killed Monday afternoon when a tree fell on his pickup truck on state Route 136 near Clear Creek Road.

Georgia State Patrol identified the man as 47-year-old Stanley Richard Henson who was in Dawson County working another job as a truck driver when the accident happened.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Chris Jones responded to the accident. He said there was nothing Henson could have done differently to save himself.

He leaves behind a wife, who is also a Fannin County volunteer firefighter, and two teenage children.

Funeral plans have not yet been finalized.


Shooting at Dalton High School


DALTON, Ga. – The Dalton Police Department is on scene at Dalton High School where shots have been fired.

Dalton Police report that no student was injured by the shooting and all students are out of harm’s way. They also report the subject, a teacher, has been taken into custody.

The subject had barricaded themselves into a classroom earlier today before firing a weapon. Local police and Georgia State Patrol responded to the initial call. Concerning those reports that have come about a student injured during the evacuation, the Dalton Police were adamant that no student was injured by the shooting.

Police are also asking parents to NOT go to Dalton High School as they say, “The area inside the school has been evacuated and there are no students believed to be in the school at this time.”

The evacuated students have been taken to the Northwest Georgia Trade Center where police report parents should go for their children.



Cumming Woman Charged in Hit-And-Run Death


Sherri Lynn Jennings

CUMMING, Ga. – A Cumming woman has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of 80-year-old Bobby Eugene Wells of Dawsonville Oct. 9 on Dawson Forest Road in Dawson County.

The Georgia State Patrol Post 37, Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision  Reconstruction Team, along with investigators from the Dawson County District Attorney’s Office, Dawson County Sheriff’s Office,  Dawson County Communications, and Lanier Technical College Police, arrested Sherri Lynn  Jennings, 44, of Cumming Wednesday.

Jennings is charged with homicide by vehicle, first degree hit and run, fnailure to report an accident and failure to maintain lane in connection with the incident.

The vehicle in the suspected hit and run was located by investigators at an address inside Forsyth County on Wednesday.

Further Details will be forthcoming at a later date as the incident is still under investigation.


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Authorities Release Description of Car Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Authorities now have a general description of the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run Monday evening in Dawson County.

According to the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, they are searching for either a 2009 or 2010 Mercury Mariner or Ford Escape that has damage to the front passenger side.

Bobby Eugene Wells, 80, of Dawsonville was killed while walking from the Chestatee Worship Center across Dawson Forest Road.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Georgia State Patrol Post 37 in Cumming at (770) 205-5400.


Dawsonville Man Killed By Hit and Run Driver


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – An 80-year-old Dawsonville man as killed Monday night while walking south across Dawson Forest Road from Chestatee Worship Center toward Pinewood Trail.

The Georgia State Patrol has identified the deceased as Bobby Eugene Wells and said he was the victim of a hit and run driver. Authorities do not have a description of the vehicle or know who was driving.

Wells was pronounced dead at the scene.

Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) is assisting in the investigation of the crash. If anyone has information in regards to this crash or the vehicle which left the scene, please contact Georgia State Patrol, Post 37 Cumming at 770-205-5400.



Child Dies of Injuries in Wednesday Car Wreck


DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The 2-year-old child injured in an automobile accident in Dawson County Wednesday has died.

Georgia State Patrol has identified the child as Adelyn Eubanks of Ball Ground. Following the accident, Eubanks was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, then airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for treatment.

The child was in a vehicle driven by Louise Duncan, 69, of Jasper. The incident report indicated that Duncan ran off Georgia 53, into a ditch and hit a drainage culvert. Duncan was pronounced dead at the scene.


Jasper Woman Dies in Dawson County Wreck


DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – A Jasper woman was killed and a two-year-old girl is believed to be in critical condition following a single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 53 Wednesday east of Dawsonville.

Georgia State Patrol reports that 69-year-old Frances Louise Duncan was killed when the 2009 Kia Sportage she was driving failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, traveled off the south shoulder and into a ditch, striking the embankment of a deep drainage culvert. The vehicle then overturned with the front and hood area against the embankment and the rear of the vehicle facing up. Duncan was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

An unidentified two-year-old female was also in the vehicle and she was transported by Emergency Management Services to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where she was believed to be in critical condition, before being airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for treatment.





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