16-Year-Old Girl Killed in Wreck on Georgia Highway 283
HALL COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at 11alive.com, a 16-year-old girl died January 17 in a vehicle wreck on Georgia Highway 283 in Hall County, Georgia. The driver of the vehicle is facing charges in connection with the wreck and the girl’s death.*
The accident occurred in the late afternoon on January 17 in Hall County. At about 4:35 p.m., a 2008 Lexus was traveling west on Ga. 283. Near the area of Oxford Road, the driver of the Lexus attempted to pass two vehicles in front of it and ended up traveling off the roadway. The Lexus then struck several trees on the side of the highway.
It is not clear what caused the driver of the Lexus to lose control of the vehicle and exit the roadway. Authorities have not yet released suspected factors that they are investigating or any factors they have ruled out. No other vehicles appear to have been involved.
Upon impact with the trees, a 16-year-old girl sitting in the rear passenger’s side seat was ejected from the vehicle. It is not clear if she was wearing a seat belt at the time. The girl sustained severe injuries, and officials tragically pronounced her dead at the scene. Her name has been released in media reports but withheld from this story for privacy reasons.
The driver of the Lexus, 21-year-old Austin Pappe (city not reported), and an unidentified 38-year-old passenger were injured in the wreck. Emergency crews transported them to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the wreck and says charges against Pappe are pending.
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