Father faces charges in crash that killed his daughter

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said charges will be filed against Lonnie Anderson, 33, of Dawsonville, the driver of a Ford Mustang that was involved in a fatal collision with a Hall County school bus Thursday.

According to the GSP incident report, Anderson’s car hydroplaned on a rain-soaked Thompson Bridge Road and ran head-on into the bus, killing his daughter, 13-year-old Summer Anderson and injuring his son Zachary Anderson, age 12.

The driver was seriously injured and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Zachary Anderson was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in serious condition.

GSP Sgt. Auston Allen, who investigated the crash, said Lonnie Anderson will be charged with failure to maintain lane and slick tires. He also could face a charge of second-degree homicide.

There were no serious injuries to the 19 students on the bus, but they were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for evaluation.

Summer Anderson was a student in Dawson County Middle School. Zachary Anderson is a student at Kilough Elementary.

 

 

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One student killed, 20 injured in school bus crash

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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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